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Literary Chickens

Literary Chickens

Author: Beth Moon (Photographer); Collier Brown (Commentaries by); Melissa Caughey (Commentaries by); Jane Goodall (Afterword by); Isabella Rossellini (Foreword by)
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From the best-selling photographer of Ancient Trees, an arresting collection of black-and-white chicken portraits paired with quotations from classic literature

Fierce, funny, and flamboyant, fifty-two heritage-breed chickens assess the camera with a keen gaze. By focusing on the faces of her avian subjects, Beth Moon reveals them to us not just as beautiful and exotic creatures, but as individuals in their own right.

Moon's intimate portraits capture a startling range of emotions and personalities, underscored by excerpts from literature. A martial Spanish White Face is flanked by a passage from Beowulf; a fantastical Buff-Laced Polish, by a line from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; and a refined Blue Polish, by a character sketch from Swann's Way.

An essay by chicken keeper and best-selling author Melissa Caughey and cultural critic Collier Brown sheds additional light on this fresh and remarkable body of work, which will appeal to animal lovers and literature buffs alike.

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General Fields

  • : 9780789213099
  • : Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • : Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • : October 2018
  • : ---length:- '11.25'width:- '9'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Beth Moon (Photographer); Collier Brown (Commentaries by); Melissa Caughey (Commentaries by); Jane Goodall (Afterword by); Isabella Rossellini (Foreword by)
  • : Hardback
  • : English