Paul Muldoon | Critical Essay by John Kerrigan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Paul Muldoon.
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Critical Essay by John Kerrigan

Muldoon's Quoof begins and ends … with an epigraph from Rasmussen's The Netsilik Eskimos—telling how a female shaman made herself a penis of willow, a sledge out of her genitals and a dog from shit-stained snow—and a long last poem 'loosely based', according to the blurb, 'on the Trickster cycle of the Winnebago Indians'…. Muldoon relishes [the] inventive unpredictability [of Amerindian myths]. His dazzling long poem, 'The more a man has the more a man wants', jumps like a firecracker, hectically mixing the Everyday with What Might Be, and crosscutting so extravagantly from the epic to the banal that the fiction finally seems governed by its own law, or lore, and questions about the 'intrinsic interest' of its 'subject-matter' sound solemn and irrelevant. Muldoon's trickster … Gallogly alias Golightly starts his poem in a Belfast...

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