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The Resource The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry, Michael Malay

The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry, Michael Malay

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The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry
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The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry
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Michael Malay
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that there are deep connections between 'poetic' thinking and the sensitive recognition of creaturely others. It explores this proposition in relation to four poets: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, and Les Murray. Through a series of close readings, and by paying close attention to issues of sound, rhythm, simile, metaphor, and image, it explores how poetry cultivates a special openness towards animal others. The thinking behind this book is inspired by J.M. Coetzee's The Lives of Animals. In particular, it takes up that book's suggestion that poetry invites us to relate to animals in an open-ended and sympathetic manner. Poets, according to Elizabeth Costello, the book's protagonist, 'return the living, electric being to language', and, doing so, compel us to open our hearts towards animals and the claims they make upon us. There are special affinities, for her, between the music of poetry and the recognition of others. But what might it mean to say that poets to return life to language? And why might this have any bearing on our relationship with animals? Beyond offering many suggestive starting points, Elizabeth Costello says very little about the nature of poetry's special relationship with the animal; one aim of this study, then, is to ask of what this relationship consists, not least by examining the various ways poets have bodied forth animals in language
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Malay, Michael
Dewey number
809.93362
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1083.A5
LC item number
M34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave studies in animals and literature
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  • Murray, Les A
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Moore, Marianne
  • Animals in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Murray, Les A
  • Moore, Marianne
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals in literature
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The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry, Michael Malay
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Permissions; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Why Look at Animals?: Poetry andtheDifficulty ofReality; The Moose; The Horse; 'The Difficulty ofReality'; Rilke's Panther, Hughes's Jaguar; Animals inModern andContemporary Poetry; Chapter 2: The Homely andtheWild inMarianne Moore andElizabeth Bishop; Conspicuous Comparison; Oblique Metaphor; A Quiet Subversiveness; 'The Jerboa'; Freeing theAnimal; 'The Fish'; Ways ofSeeing; Bookworms, Both; Chapter 3: Rhythmic Contact: Ted Hughes andAnimal Life; The Hawk intheRain; Violent Transformation
  • Becoming-AnimalThe Machine intheGarden; The Animal Body; 'The Misfortune ofBeing Physical'; The River's Wheel; Chapter 4: Presence andtheMystery ofEmbodiment: Les Murray's Translations fromtheNatural World; Presence; Pied Beauty; Animal Dreaming; 'The Weave ofPresence'; Translation by Analogy; Wild Translation; Sacramental Excess; Chapter 5: Poetry's Electric Being; Among Twenty Snowy Mountains; Barren Leaves; I WasofThree Minds; The Act ofFinding What Will Suffice; Life Under theMechanism; Accuracy, Spontaneity, Mystery; Words asAnimals; The Health ofTranslation
  • Tiny Son ofLifeChe cos'e la Poesia?; The Hedgehog; Beautiful Innocent; Poetry's Excess; Works Cited; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z; Index
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1039888025
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9783319706665
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10.1007/978-3-319-70666-5
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com.springer.onix.9783319706665
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(OCoLC)1039888025
Label
The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry, Michael Malay
Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Permissions; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Why Look at Animals?: Poetry andtheDifficulty ofReality; The Moose; The Horse; 'The Difficulty ofReality'; Rilke's Panther, Hughes's Jaguar; Animals inModern andContemporary Poetry; Chapter 2: The Homely andtheWild inMarianne Moore andElizabeth Bishop; Conspicuous Comparison; Oblique Metaphor; A Quiet Subversiveness; 'The Jerboa'; Freeing theAnimal; 'The Fish'; Ways ofSeeing; Bookworms, Both; Chapter 3: Rhythmic Contact: Ted Hughes andAnimal Life; The Hawk intheRain; Violent Transformation
  • Becoming-AnimalThe Machine intheGarden; The Animal Body; 'The Misfortune ofBeing Physical'; The River's Wheel; Chapter 4: Presence andtheMystery ofEmbodiment: Les Murray's Translations fromtheNatural World; Presence; Pied Beauty; Animal Dreaming; 'The Weave ofPresence'; Translation by Analogy; Wild Translation; Sacramental Excess; Chapter 5: Poetry's Electric Being; Among Twenty Snowy Mountains; Barren Leaves; I WasofThree Minds; The Act ofFinding What Will Suffice; Life Under theMechanism; Accuracy, Spontaneity, Mystery; Words asAnimals; The Health ofTranslation
  • Tiny Son ofLifeChe cos'e la Poesia?; The Hedgehog; Beautiful Innocent; Poetry's Excess; Works Cited; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z; Index
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1039888025
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319706665
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-70666-5
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319706665
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1039888025

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