The Faber Book Of Beasts
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The Faber Book Of Beasts

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An anthology of poems about creatures of many kinds, including some perhaps more fanciful than real. The poets range from Homer to the present.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 1998)
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Samir Rawas Sarayji
A wonderful compilation of poetry including both old and new. The unifying theme is beasts, whether it is just a mention of a beast in a poem or a poem completely revolving around one, if it fits the criteria of Muldoon then he's included it. Another interesting aspect is that the poems are published alphabetically according to the type of beast featured. The collection includes poets such as Ted Hughes, D.H. Lawrence, Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson and many others.
A wonderfully well-constructed anthology of poems about animals of all kinds and so many of them were new to me. All human life is there as well as all animal life both real and fictitious. This collection enhances Faber's reputation for publishing beautful anthologies and sits well with others I inherited from my father. A delight!
Good anthology. I've covered the chapter on my OU course dealing with this book so I'm marking it read although I haven't read every poem.
Mar 11, 2011 Tina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
A lovely selection of animal poetry.
Read what I needed to for the course, but haven't read any more. I find poetry offputting.
Probably an unfair rating- it's a set text for uni and poetry is definitely NOT my thing!
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Born in Northern Ireland, Muldoon currently resides in the US and teaches at Princeton University. He held the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1999 through 2004. In September 2007, Muldoon became the poetry editor of The New Yorker.

1992: Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Madoc: A Mystery
1994: T. S. Eliot Prize for The Annals of Chile
1997: Irish Times Irish Literature...more
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