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    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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    Title
    The Faber Book of Beasts
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Muldoon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571195473
    ISBN 10: 0571195474
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000
    DC21: 808.819362
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Poetry
    Publication date
    19 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. From 1999 to 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Paul Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the 2003 Griffin Prize.