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Poetic Animals and Animal Souls

  • Authors
  • Randy Malamud

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. An Ecocritical Ethics of Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Randy Malamud
      Pages 3-48
  3. Poetic Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Randy Malamud
      Pages 93-136
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-200

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Ecocriticism ethics poetry

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