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The Faber Book of Beasts

by Paul Muldoon


The Faber Book of Beasts Synopsis

'The Faber Book of Beasts is a generous and intelligent round- up of old favourites, new juxtapositions, and poems we mightn't know about ... Will set heads shaking, as well as nodding with pleasure.' Independent

William Wordsworth's 'To a Skylark'

W.B. Yeats' 'Leda and the Swan'

Elizabeth Bishop's 'The Moose'

D.H. Lawrence's 'Bat'

Marianne Moore's 'Elephants'

William Blake's 'The Tyger'

Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'The Windhover'

Thom Gunn's 'The Snail'

Seamus Heaney's 'Otter'

John Donne's 'The Flea'

Christopher Smart's 'My Cat Jeoffry'

'Baa Baa Black Sheep'

From childhood rhymes to canonical classics, Homer to Ted Hughes, this eclectic poetry anthology celebrating the earth's creatures brims with beastly delights. Celebrated poet Paul Muldoon's bestiary shows that we are 'most human in the presence of animals', whether tame or wild, common or exotic, mammals or reptiles, real or imaginary - and the result is a must-read for animal-lovers of all ages everywhere.

'Animals bring the best out in us [and make] the best art ... Elephants, skunks, otters, hedgehogs and hippos feature in Muldoon's menagerie; how charming it is to observe how they nuzzle along together in his engaging anthology.' Irish Times

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ISBN: 9780571195473
Publication date: 19/10/1998
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571195473
Publication date: 19th October 1998
Author: Paul Muldoon
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Poetry,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Poetry,

About Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, Belfast, and published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.

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