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Zoo

£8.99

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As new paperback.

'I go the zoo half because I like looking at the animals and half because I like looking at the people... The pleasure of dappled things, the beauty of adaptation to purpose, the glory of extravagance, classic elegance or romantic nonsense and grotesquerie - all these we get from the Zoo.' In 1938 Louis MacNeice published his second collection of poems with Faber; his 'personal essay' Modern Poetry for OUP; and Zoo, a prose commission from Michael Joseph to write an impressionistic 'guide' to the London Zoo in Regents Park. Envisioned as a breezy assignment MacNeice's Zoo inevitably became a richer endeavour, taking in side-trips to Paris and Belfast. Zoo also benefited from illustrations by the painter Nancy Sharp, with whom MacNeice had begun an affair after moving to London in 1936.This Faber Finds edition returns to circulation a delightful rarity by one of the twentieth century's most brilliant poets.

Item details

Author(s):
MacNeice, Louis
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13.4 x 21.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571299741
ISBN-13:
9780571299744
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Zoo

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About this item

As new paperback.

'I go the zoo half because I like looking at the animals and half because I like looking at the people... The pleasure of dappled things, the beauty of adaptation to purpose, the glory of extravagance, classic elegance or romantic nonsense and grotesquerie - all these we get from the Zoo.' In 1938 Louis MacNeice published his second collection of poems with Faber; his 'personal essay' Modern Poetry for OUP; and Zoo, a prose commission from Michael Joseph to write an impressionistic 'guide' to the London Zoo in Regents Park. Envisioned as a breezy assignment MacNeice's Zoo inevitably became a richer endeavour, taking in side-trips to Paris and Belfast. Zoo also benefited from illustrations by the painter Nancy Sharp, with whom MacNeice had begun an affair after moving to London in 1936.This Faber Finds edition returns to circulation a delightful rarity by one of the twentieth century's most brilliant poets.

Author(s):
MacNeice, Louis
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13.4 x 21.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571299741
ISBN-13:
9780571299744
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Zoo

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