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Muldoon, Paul

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Works: 402 works in 875 publications in 2 languages and 18,618 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Librettist, Editor, Translator, Dedicatee, Other, Author of dialog, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Speaker
Classifications: PR6063.U367, 821.914
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Moy sand and gravel by Paul Muldoon( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Paul Muldoon's ninth collection of poems, his first since Hay (1998), finds him working a rich vein that extends from the rivery, apple-heavy County Armagh of the 1950s, in which he was brought up, to suburban New Jersey, on the banks of a canal dug by Irish navvies, where he now lives. Grounded, glistening, as gritty as they are graceful, these poems seem capable of taking in almost anything, and anybody, be it a Tuareg glimpsed on the Irish border, Bessie Smith, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth I, a hunted hare, William Tell, William Butler Yeats, Sitting Bull, Ted Hughes, an otter, a fox, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Joscelyne, un unearthed pit pony, a loaf of bread, an outhouse, a killdeer, Oscar Wilde, or a flock of redknots. At the heart of the book is an elegy for a miscarried child, and that elegiac tone predominates, particularly in the elegant remaking of Yeats's "A Prayer for My Daughter" with which the book concludes, where a welter of traffic signs and slogans, along with the spirits of admen, hardware storekeepers, flimflammers, fixers, and other forebears, are borne along by a hurricane-swollen canal, and private grief coincides with some of the gravest matter of our age
Poems, 1968-1998 by Paul Muldoon( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 939 libraries worldwide
"Yet my eye is drawn once again, " "Almost against its wishes, " "To the figure in the shadows, " "Willowy, and clean-shaven, " "As if he simply wandered in" "Between mending that fuse " "And washing the breakfast dishes." --from "The Bearded Woman, by Ribera" Sven Birkerts has said, "It is not usual for a poet of Muldoon's years to have an oeuvre disclosing significant shifts and evolutions. But Muldoon, more than most, is an artist in high flight from self-repetition and the deadening business of living up to created expectations." The body of work in "Poems 1968-1998"--a comprehensive gathering of Paul Muldoon's eight volumes---finds a great poet reinventing himself and recreating the business of poetry. The thirty-year effort of Muldoon's career thus far, is altogether like a fascinatingly mutable climate in which each freshening period brings---as his first collection was predictively titled---new weather
Horse latitudes by Paul Muldoon( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Bush's America, this book presents us with fields of battle and fields of debate, in which we often seem to have come to a standstill, but in which language that has been debased may yet be restruck and made current to our predicament."--BOOK JACKET
Hay by Paul Muldoon( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poems by an Irish-American writer. In Horses, he writes: "A sky. A field. A hedge flagrant with gorse. / I'm trying to remember, as best as I can, / if I'm a man dreaming I'm a plowhorse / or a great plowhorse dreaming I'm a man."
The annals of Chile by Paul Muldoon( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
The Annals of Chile, Paul Muldoon's first book of new poetry since the acclaimed Madoc: A Mystery (1991), confirms the widely held view that he is the most talented poet of his generation. The heart of the book is the long poem "Yarrow", in which all Muldoon's powers of insight and wordplay and surprising association are on exuberant display. Evoking the 1960s, the poet conjures up a boundless historical present peopled at once by Davy Crockett and Tristan Tzara and Wild Bill Hickok, by Maud Gonne and Michael Jackson, all brought swiftly and vividly to life by his fantastical imagination. The book also contains a group of shorter poems, including "The Birth", a delicate lyric which celebrates the arrival of a baby daughter; "Incantata", a powerful elegy to a former lover; and Muldoon's inspired adaptation of an episode from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Art, Muldoon writes, "builds from pain, from misery, from a deep-seated hurt / a monument to the human heart"; and here, out of strong emotion, in memorable language, Muldoon has once again fashioned rich and vital poetry
The Faber book of contemporary Irish poetry ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
The end of the poem by Paul Muldoon( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Maggot : poems by Paul Muldoon( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Of Plan B, an interim volume that included several of the poems in Maggot, Robert McCrum commented in The Observer that "Paul Muldoon, who has done so much to re-imagine the poet's task, has surpassed himself with his latest collection." In his eleventh full-length book, Muldoon reminds us that he is a traditional poet who is steadfastly at odds with tradition. If the poetic sequence is the main mode of Maggot, it certainly isn't your father's poetic sequence. Taking as a starting point W.B. Yeats's remark that the only fit topics for a serious mood are "sex and the dead," Muldoon finds unexpected ways of thinking and feeling about what it means to come to terms with the early twenty-first century. It's no accident that the centerpiece of Maggot is an outlandish meditation on a failed poem that draws on the vocabulary of entomological forensics. The last series of linked lyrics, meanwhile, takes as its "subject" the urge to memorialize the scenes of fatal automobile accidents. The extravagant linkage of rot and the erotic is at the heart of not only the title sequence but many of the round songs that characterize Maggot, and has led Angela Leighton, writing in The Times Literary Supplement, to see these new poems as giving readers "a thrilling, wild, fair-ground ride, with few let-ups for the squeamish." --Book Jacket
Madoc : a mystery by Paul Muldoon( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Quoof by Paul Muldoon( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 libraries worldwide
To Ireland, I by Paul Muldoon( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
"In To Ireland, I, the Clarendon Lectures in English 1998, Paul Muldoon produces a firework display of scholarship, wit, and intrigue, in a wander through the alphabet of Irish literature. From a mischievous beginning in Amergin - 'the first poet of Ireland' - Muldoon forges link after link between the disparate and the unlikely, until modernists and medievalists appear as congenial neighbours on the half-lit, literary streets of Ireland." "A provocative A to Z, with a particular emphasis on the continuity of the tradition, To Ireland, I is a jaunt through Irish literature from one of the most important poets of his generation."--BOOK JACKET
The best American poetry, 2005 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
This eagerly awaited volume in the celebrated Best American Poetry series reflects the latest developments and represents the last word in poetry today. Paul Muldoon, the distinguished poet and international literary eminence, has selected -- from a pool of several thousand published candidates -- the top seventy-five poems of the year. "The all-consuming interests of American poetry are the all-consuming interests of poetry all over," writes Muldoon in his incisive introduction to the volume. The Best American Poetry 2005 features a superb company of artists ranging from established masters of the craft, such as John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and Charles Wright, to rising stars like Kay Ryan, Tony Hoagland, and Beth Ann Fennelly. With insightful comments from the poets elucidating their work, and series editor David Lehman's perspicacious foreword addressing the state of the art, The Best American Poetry 2005 is indispensable for every poetry enthusiast
Why Brownlee left by Paul Muldoon( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Meeting the British by Paul Muldoon( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Mules by Paul Muldoon( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
The essential Byron by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Selected poems, 1968-1986 by Paul Muldoon( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Plan B by Paul Muldoon( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
'Plan B' is a collaboration between the Irish poet, Paul Muldoon and the acclaimed Scottish photographer, Norman McBeath, in which there's an uncanny relationship between word and black-and-white image
The prince of the quotidian by Paul Muldoon( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The word on the street : rock lyrics by Paul Muldoon( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
"In his new book of rock lyrics, Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' -- a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. These words are written for music most assuredly, with half an ear to Yeats's ballad-singing porter drinkers and half to Cole Porter -- and indeed, many of them double as rock songs, performed by Wayside Shrines, the Princeton-based music collective of which Muldoon is a member. Their themes are the classic themes of song: lost love, lost wars, Charlton Heston, barbed wire, pole dancers, cellulite, Hegel, elephants, Oedipus, more barbed wire, Buddy Holly, Jersey peaches, Julius Caesar, Trenton, cockatoos, and the Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole)"--Dust jacket
 
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Muldoon, P
Muldoon, Paul
Muldoon, Paul, 1951-
マルドゥーン
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English (263)
Japanese (3)
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