The Faber Book of Beasts is a collection of many of the best poems in English about the creatures who share our planet.
Author: Paul Muldoon
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Faber Book of Beasts is a collection of many of the best poems in English about the creatures who share our planet. The animal kingdom has prompted some of the liveliest and most enjoyable writing by poets, from Homer to our contemporaries. Among the creatures gathered here, tame or wild; common or exotic, are mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and others perhaps more fanciful than real. A zoologist's delight.There is, too, a moral or philosophical purpose. As Paul Muldoon says in his introduction: 'We are most human in the presence of animals.' And it is just this sense of how our humanity is illuminated by the contemplation of bestial life that he has set out to celebrate. The results are wonderfully rich and thought-provoking.
The theme of this book is human - animal metamorphosis ( literary
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directed to Paul Muldoon , The Faber Book of Beasts , Harmondsworth , 1997 , as
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Author: David Barry Desmond Asker
Category: Literary Criticism
Aspects of Metamorphosis: Fictional Representations of the Becoming Human explores the various forms of metamorphosis found in literature – mostly modern fiction but informed by earlier examples – and the premises upon which the literature of transformation may be said to depend. Instances of metamorphosis are very widespread in modern literature but as yet there has been no attempt to describe this literary-anthropological phenomenon from a larger perspective. This study approaches such a task. The focus ofAspects of Metamorphosis is on human-animal fictional metamorphoses which embody the concept of becoming-human. Gilles Deleuze describes metamorphosis (especially in Kafka) as the becoming-animal. Across the wide range of examples of literary metamorphosis in different languages and cultures, I describe the becoming-animal as an aspect of the becoming human, a radical approach to mankind's perception of itself, and restoration to itself, through an animal other. Franz Kafka is in many ways an odd man out in the crowd of modern metamorphosists. Other authors across borders, political, geographical and linguistic, present a humanist and moralist perspective that does not represent a fundamental break with the norms and cultural traditions rooted in the past.
What is a Mark of the Beast waistcoat? Why did John Milton hate bishops? How does a Monsignor tear his postage stamps? And what does a congregation do when the Vicar announces that he is God?These and a hundred similar questions are answered by this anthology, which ranges from fragments of church history to reflections on architecture, from scenes of parochial life to serious theology, from saints like George Herbert to eccentrics like the Vicar of Stiffkey.
The Faber Book of Beasts (London: Faber, 1997). O'Brien, Peggy (ed.), The
Wake Forest Book of Irish Women's Poetry 1967–2000 (Salem: Wake Forest
University Press, 2000). Ormsby, Frank (ed.), Poets from the North of Ireland (
Author: Fran Brearton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.
In Imaging Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary, Oscar-winning documentary-maker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, Touching the Void) and leading broadcaster/historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film) offer an expanded, revised ...
Author: Mark Cousins
Category: Documentary films
Oscar-winning documentary-maker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, Touching the Void) and leading broadcaster/historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film) offer an expanded and revised edition of their ‘definitive, inspirational’ (Independent) compendium on the origins and rich history of the documentary film. This authoritatively compiled collection of writings takes the reader on a tour of the evolution of documentary as an increasingly vibrant, polemical, experimental and entertaining medium. All of the great practitioners are represented, either in their own words or through those of the most insightful commentators of the time - from Vertov and Flaherty to Marcel Ophuls and Chris Marker, Kieslowski, Claude Lanzmann, and Nick Broomfield. After years as cinema’s ne’er-do-well, documentary has recently captured the imagination of mainstream moviegoers, and this new edition carries the story up to date with pieces on the phenomena of Michael Moore, The Buena Vista Social Club, Capturing the Friedmans, Etre et Avoir, The Fog of War, The Power of Nightmares, and the strange beast that is ‘Reality TV’.
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Author: Wendy Cope
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Children's stories
Wendy Cope's selection includes something for every taste, drawing from classic tradition as well as from contemporary work. There are funny stories about disastrous dogs and oblong pancakes; haunting folk tales from Africa and Japan; retellings of well-lovedfavourites including 'The Emperor's New Clothes' and 'Beauty and the Beast'; fairytales about kings and castles and stories about ordinary boys and girls set in the present day. Friendly artwork reinforces the meaning of the text and brings the characters alive as the stories unfold.
Allthe great classesof animals, beastsof the field, fowls ofthe air, creeping things,
and things which dwell inthe waters, ... The beastsofthe field,in the days before
the chalk, were not our beasts ofthe field, nor the fowls ofthe air such as those ...
Author: John Carey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Literary Collections
The Faber Book of Science introduces hunting spiders and black holes, gorillas and stardust, protons, photons and neutrinos. In his acclaimed anthology, John Carey plots the development of modern science from Leonardo da Vinci to Chaos Theory. The emphasis is on the scientists themselves and their own accounts of their breakthroughs and achievements. The classic science-writers are included - Darwin, T.H. Huxley and Jean Henri Fabre tracking insects through the Provencal countryside. So too are today's experts - Steve Jones on the Human Genome Project, Richard Dawkins on DNA and many other representatives of the contemporary genre of popular science-writing which, John Carey argues, challenges modern poetry and fiction in its imaginative power.
Bythe very nature ofthebeast,this filmis already out of date. Nevertheless, it
sitsatthe heart ofavery particular phenomenonin contemporaryBrazilian cinema:
films thatnot onlytackle Brazil's highly charged social and civil issuesin the
Author: Demetrios Matheou
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
Walter Salles's film The Motorcycle Diaries follows the journey made by the young medical student Che Guevara across Argentina, through Chile, to Peru. At the climax, Guevara exhorts his audience to see beyond their borders and embrace a truly continental identity. This vision lives on today, in the work of a new generation of South American filmmakers. Following the buena onda, the 'good wave' that included the Brazilian favela film City of God, the 2000s saw a renaissance in the continent's cinema, with such diverse Argentine movies as Nine Queens and The Holy Girl, and dazzling new work from Uruguay, Chile and Peru. The new directors have won prizes at major film festivals, been nominated for Oscars, and captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. Many tackle the question of identity amid the ever-changing political and social landscapes of their troubled countries, while developing a network of collaboration and inspiration across the continent. This book featured interviews with the most significant voices of this Latin new wave - people who are 'bonded by blood, politics, strife, courage, ingenuity, and a shared desire and splendid resolve to make movies'.
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