Poetic Animals and Animal Souls

Poetic Animals and Animal Souls

by R. Malamud
     
 

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This book offers a new paradigm for reading and appreciating animals in literature and addresses how human culture views animals in poetry. Part one sets up a theoretical overview and posits some aesthetic and ethical ideals for transposing animals into art, while part two presents a more focused practical application of these ideals in one strain of animal poetry (as

Overview

This book offers a new paradigm for reading and appreciating animals in literature and addresses how human culture views animals in poetry. Part one sets up a theoretical overview and posits some aesthetic and ethical ideals for transposing animals into art, while part two presents a more focused practical application of these ideals in one strain of animal poetry (as seen in the works of Marianne Moore, José Emilio Pacheco, Gary Snyder, Pattiann Rogers and others). The poetry analyzed in the book is respectfully and non-invasively insightful into animals; it is tinged with a distancing, and a kind of spiritual awe, regarding their existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403961785
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/12/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Randy Malamud is Professor of English, Georgia State University, and Associate Chair of the department.

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