Kingdom Animalia: The Escapades of Linnaeus (Paperback)Janis Freegard (author)
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 30/05/2011
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The poems in this first full collection from New Zealand's Janis Freegard are categorized by Linnaean taxonomy: the six sections Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, and Vermes are interspersed with a seven-part poem on the topic of Carolus Linneaus himself. Here Freegard catalogs the various fantastic and artistic, anthropomorphic and objective, rational and self-serving ways that humans draw on the animal world: as symbol and allegory, food and friend, ravening enemy, and sacred icon. From surreal prose poems to gorgeous lists--featuring a stuffed Maori dog, murderous magpies, and cake-shop cockroaches--Freegard's verse reflects the diversity of the animal kingdom and its light-hearted fancifulness belies a strong commitment to conservation.
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 15 mm
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