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
Books By Author Paul Muldoon
Meeting the British, Paperback (February 2017)
A collection of poems that range from an account of the first recorded case of germ warfare, through a meditation on a bar of soap, to a sequence of monologues spoken by some of the famous, or infamous, inhabitants of '7, Middagh Street', New York, on Thanksgiving Day, 1940.
One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Paperback (May 2016)
A collection of poems, that is wide-ranging in its subject matter yet is everywhere concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, it features poems that attempt to bring scrutiny to bear on everything, including scrutiny itself.
Berryman's Fate, Paperback (October 2014)
Gathering together poems by over fifty poets, Berryman's Fate is at once a testament to John Berryman's living presence in contemporary poetic culture and a gift on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. Contributors include Paul Muldoon, John Montague, Paula Meehan, and Martin Dyar.
Word on the Street, Hardback (March 2013)» View all books by Paul Muldoon
Offers the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' - a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. This title includes the classic themes of song: lost love, lost wars.
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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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