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Why Brownlee Left

Paul Muldoon
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571338146
Date Published
26.01.2017
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Summary

Why Brownlee Left, a Poetry Book Society Choice and winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, confirmed Paul Muldoon’s reputation as the most inventive voice of his generation when it was first published in 1980. The key figure in the poet’s third collection is the enigmatic Brownlee; strong-willed and wayward, past shaky, future hazy, present whereabouts uncertain. There are many new departures here, but Why Brownlee Left also explores with increasing authority themes already apparent in New Weather (1973) and Mules (1977). It culminates in a retelling of ‘Immram Mael Duin’, a strange voyage of self-discovery by the poet’s legendary ancestor.

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Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the most recent, Howdie-Skelp (2021). His other awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 2003 Griffin Prize, the 2015 Pigott Prize, and the 2017 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Born in County…

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