The Faber Book of Beasts

The Faber Book of Beasts

Paperback (19 Oct 1998)

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'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

Book information

ISBN: 9780571195473
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.0080362
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 31239
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 330g
Height: 215mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 24mm