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Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays

Tim Kendall and Peter McDonald


The essays in this book testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon's poems, and also to their underlying contentiousness. The contributors see Muldoon from many different angles — biographical, formal, literary-historical, generic — but also direct attention to complex moments of creativity in which an extraordinary amount of originality is concentrated, and on the clarity of which a lot depends. In their different ways, all of the essays return to the question of what a poem can tell us, whether about its author, about itself, or about the world in which it comes into being. The contributors, ... More

Keywords: Paul Muldoon, poetry, literary history, creativity, originality, biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238683
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313745


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Kendall, editor

Peter McDonald, editor