The Faber Book of Beasts
Edited by Paul Muldoon
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Faber Book of Beasts by Paul Muldoon
Book DescriptionThe Faber Book of Beasts is a collection of many of the best poems in English about the creatures who share our planet. The animal kingdom has prompted some of the liveliest and most enjoyable writing by poets, from Homer to our contemporaries. Among the creatures gathered here, tame or wild; common or exotic, are mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and others perhaps more fanciful than real. A zoologist's delight. There is, too, a moral or philosophical purpose. As Paul Muldoon says in his introduction: 'We are most human in the presence of animals.' And it is just this sense of how our humanity is illuminated by the contemplation of bestial life that he has set out to celebrate. The results are wonderfully rich and thought-provoking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571195473
(216mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 19-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Lancaster University.
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