Telling Tales: Paradise Illustrated and a Faust Book

Telling Tales: Paradise Illustrated and a Faust Book

by D. J. Enright, Enright
     
 

Telling Tales brings D.J. Enright's two renowned poetical sequences together in one volume. The first, Paradise Illustrated, is a contemporary telling of Milton's Adam and Eve and their fall from grace in Paradise. The second is A Faust Book, again a retelling of a perenially relevant tale of mankind's arrogance and ambition. Both sequences are immensely comical,

Overview

Telling Tales brings D.J. Enright's two renowned poetical sequences together in one volume. The first, Paradise Illustrated, is a contemporary telling of Milton's Adam and Eve and their fall from grace in Paradise. The second is A Faust Book, again a retelling of a perenially relevant tale of mankind's arrogance and ambition. Both sequences are immensely comical, witty, outrageous, and sad. They stem from both Enright's knowledge of the work of his great predecessors—Milton, Goethe, and Marlowe—and from his own wry and sympathetic understanding of life. Also included is a new Foreword written by Enright specially for this edition that introduces the two the sequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192880291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/20/1997
Series:
Oxford Poets Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

D.J. Enright, Professor of English Literature in Singapore, and former director of Chatto and Windus, is a respected poet, writer, critic, and anthologist. His collections of Poems include Collected Poems, Selected Poems, and most recently Old Men and Comets. He has also compiled the Oxford Books of Death, Friendship, and The Supernatural, Contemporary Verse.

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