Book Signing: Beth Moon - "Literary Chickens"

Event date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Book signing only - no presentation. The purchase of a book by the author from Oblong is required to join the signing line.

Best-selling photographer of Ancient Trees, Beth Moon, will be signing copies of her newest book LITERARY CHICKENS (Abbeville Press) - an arresting collection of black-and-white chicken portraits paired with quotations from classic literature.

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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.

Literary Chickens

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789211958
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Abbeville Press - September 9th, 2014