Poetic Animals And Animal Souls

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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 seen in the works of Marianne Moore, Jos? Emilio Pacheco, Gary Snyder, ...

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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).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403961785
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 212
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. I An Ecocritical Ethics of Reading 1
1 On Knowing (and Not Knowing) Animals 3
Pt. II Poetic Animals 49
2 Mesoamerican Spirituality and Animal Co-Essences 51
3 Jose Emilio Pacheco: "I saw a dying fish" 77
4 Marianne Moore: "flies in amber" 93
5 Smith, Larkin, Snyder, Heaney, Rogers: "we should be kind" 137
Notes 189
Works Cited 191
Index 197
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