The Lamb Cycle: What the Great English Poets Would Have Written about Mary and Her Lamb (Had They Thought of It First)

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Brandeis University Press
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5.4 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
David R. Ewbank is professor emeritus of English literature at Kent State University. He has authored A Distant Summer, and a collection of parodies Fairy Tales for Adults, famous stories as they might have been written by classic American authors. He also served as coeditor of the multivolume collection The Complete Works of Robert Browning. Kate Feiffer's illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and on television. She is the author of eleven highly acclaimed children's books, including Henry the Dog with No Tail and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life, and the event producer for the Martha's Vineyard-based writers festival Islanders Write.
"What former English major wouldn't get a kick out of The Lamb Cycle?"-- "Washington Post"
"The Lamb Cycle made me laugh with delight even as it delivered a masterclass on poetic form. David R. Ewbank captures each of the great poets' stylistic tics and thematic preoccupations, and imbues them with a visionary verve all his own. The poems are perfectly paired with Kate Feiffer's elegant illustrations, brimming with wit and wonderment."--Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of March
"David Ewbank's versatility in the art of literary imitation is nothing short of shapeshifting. Here are 32 high-wire acts of poetic impersonation, which ironically elevate Mary and her famous little lamb, while honoring the great English poets--all to the delight of every reader's inner English major. Mother Goose herself rises to applaud, somehow. And Kate Feiffer's drawings are a charming bonus."--Billy Collins