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Muldoon, Paul

Works: 387 works in 1,312 publications in 3 languages and 29,377 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular music lyrics  Rock lyrics  Musical settings  Detective and mystery fiction  Archives  Fiction  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Translator, win, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Author of dialog, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: PR6063.U367, 821.914
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Moy sand and gravel by Paul Muldoon( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member 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. Moy Sand and Gravel is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Poems, 1968-1998 by Paul Muldoon( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 903 WorldCat member 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."--"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 )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of Horse Latitudes, Paul Muldoon's tenth collection of poetry, refers to those areas thirty degrees north and south of the equator where sailing ships tend to stand becalmed, where stasis (if not stagnation) is the order of the day, and from where sailors, in the days when Spanish vessels transported horses to the West Indies, would throw their live cargo overboard to lighten the load and conserve food and water. From Bosworth Field to Beijing, from the Battle of the Boyne to Bull Run, from a series of text messages written to the nineteenth-century Irish poet Tom Moore to an elegy for Warren Zevon, and from post-Agreement Ireland to George W
Forever words : the unknown poems by Johnny Cash( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present a collection of previously unpublished poems and lyrics by the legendary music icon that is complemented by original handwritten documents sharing insights into his observations about culture, family, fame, freedom, mortality and Christmas
The end of the poem by Paul Muldoon( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the fifteen lectures delivered by Paul Muldoon during his tenure as Oxford Professor of Poetry, from 1999 to 2004. These lectures form a set of variations around the theme of 'the end of the poem'. Each lecture explores a different sense of an ending, and focuses on an individual poem, with examples drawn from twentieth century poets
Hay by Paul Muldoon( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member 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
Why Brownlee left by Paul Muldoon( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Why Brownlee Left', which won the Faber Memorial Prize, established Muldoon's reputation. In the title poem, a sonnet, Muldoon plays with one of the classic images from Irish literature, the farmer with his plow. 'Why Brownlee Left', however, contains not a farmer and plow, but a plow mysteriously abandoned. Why Brownlee left, and where he went is a mystery even now. Instead of solving the mystery, the poem focuses on the things Brownlee abandoned: his farm and team of horses who stand listlessly without knowing what to do
One thousand things worth knowing by Paul Muldoon( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon"--
The Faber book of contemporary Irish poetry( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madoc : a mystery by Paul Muldoon( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1794, the poet-philosophers Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey decided to found a Utopian community on the banks of the Susquehanna, but ultimately the plan came to nothing. Muldoon's long title poem asks "What if they had succeeded in setting up their ideal society in Pennsylvania?"
Selected poems 1968-1983 by Paul Muldoon( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics : 1956 to the present by Paul McCartney( Book )

8 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A work of unparalleled candor and splendorous beauty, The Lyrics celebrates the creative life and the musical genius of Paul McCartney through 154 of his most meaningful songs. From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his "Golden Earth Girl," Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of "Let It Be," "Lovely Rita," "Yesterday," and "Mull of Kintyre," as well as McCartney's literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher. With images from McCartney's personal archives-handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen-The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time"--Publisher's description
Meeting the British by Paul Muldoon( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Meeting the British' is Paul Muldoon's fifth collection of poems. They range from an account of the first recorded case of germ warfare, through a meditation on a bar of soap, to a sequence of monologues spoken by some of the famous, or infamous, inhabitants of '7, Middagh Street', New York, on Thanksgiving Day, 1940
To Ireland, I by Paul Muldoon( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Mules by Paul Muldoon( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poets on Screen collection contains clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work
Quoof by Paul Muldoon( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poets on Screen collection contains clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work
Selected poems 1968-2014 by Paul Muldoon( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection of Muldoon's award-winning poetry, from his earliest work to his most recent collections"
Maggot : poems by Paul Muldoon( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Plan B, an interim volume that included several of the poems in Maggot, Robert McCrum recently said in the London Observer that "Paul Muldoon, who has done so much to reimagine 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 also 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, fairground ride, with few let-ups for the squeamish."
The best American poetry, 2005 by Paul Muldoon( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member 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
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Moy sand and gravel
Poems, 1968-1998Horse latitudesForever words : the unknown poemsThe end of the poemHayThe annals of ChileWhy Brownlee leftOne thousand things worth knowing
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Muldoon, Paul 1951-

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon dichter uit Noord-Ierland

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Paul Muldoon północnoirlandzki poeta

Малдун П. 1951-

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