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The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry, edited by Fran Brearton, Alan Gillis

The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry
The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry
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edited by Fran Brearton, Alan Gillis
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Modern Irish poetry
Describes the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry, beginning with a consideration of W. B. Yeats's early work and the legacy of the nineteenth century. The broadly chronological areas that follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the twenty-first century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Samuel Beckett, Thomas MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as Louis MacNeice, Patrick Kavanagh, and Austin Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, the book provides extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. It covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout-- chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics-- allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the book's analysis of poetic forms as well as the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions, and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. It also looks at the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decade
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.O94 2012eb
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The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry, edited by Fran Brearton, Alan Gillis
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Part 1: Poetry and the revival. Recovering Ancient Ireland / Matthew Campbell ; Yeats and Symbolism / Warwick Gould ; Yeats, Clarke, and The Irish Poet's Relationship with English / Michael O'Neill. -- Part 2: The poetry of war. 'The Roses are Torn': Ireland's War Poets / Jim Haughey ; 'Pledged to Ireland': The Poets and Poems of Easter 1916 / Gerald Dawe ; W. B. Yeats: Poetry and Violence / Edna Longley. -- Part 3: Modernism and traditionalism. Yeats, Eliot, and the Idea of Tradition / Edward Larrissy ; Irish Poetic Modernism: Portrait of the Artist in Exile / Susan Schriebman ; Samuel Beckett: Exile and Experiment / David Wheatley ; Voice & Voiceprints: Joyce and Recent Irish Poetry / Dillon Johnston. -- Part 4: Mid-century Irish poetry. Patrick Kavanagh's 'Potentialities' / Kit Fryatt ; MacNeice Among His Contemporaries: 1939 and 1941 / Thomas Walker ; The Poetics of Partition: Poetry and Northern Ireland in the 1940s / Richard Kirkland ; Disturbing Irish Poetry: Kinsella and Clarke 1951-1962 / John McAuliffe ; Memory and Starlight in Late MacNeice / Jonathan Allison. -- Part 5: Poetry & the arts. Modern Irish Poetry and the Visual Arts: Yeats to Heaney / Neil Corcoran ; Poetry, Music, and Reproduced Sound / Damien Keane ; 'Private Relations': Selves, Poems, and Paintings Durcan to Morrissey / Rui Carvalho Homem ; Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry and Romanticism / Peter Mackay. -- Part 6: On the borders: A further look at the language question. 'Ghosts of Metrical Procedures': Translations from the Irish / Aodan Mac Poilin ; Translation as Collaboration: Ni Dhomhnaill and Muldoon / Eric Falci ; Incoming: Irish Poetry and Translation / Justin Quinn ; A Stylistic Analysis of Modern Irish Poetry / Paul Simpson. -- Part 7: Poetry & politics: 1970s & 1980s. Befitting Emblems: The Early 1970s / Heather Clark ; 'Neurosis of Sand': Authority, Memory, and the Hunger Strike / Shane Alcobia-Murphy ; Engagements with the Public Sphere in the Poetry of Paul Durcan and Brendan Kennelly / John Redmond ; Domestic Violences: Medbh McGuckian and Irish Women s Writing in the 1980s / Leontia Flynn. -- Part 8: Cultural landscapes. Catholic Art and Culture: Clarke to Heaney / Gail McConnell ; In Belfast / Elmer Kennedy-Andrews ; 'Our Lost Lives': Protestantism and Northern Irish Poetry / Peter McDonald ; Walking Dublin: Contemporary Irish Poets in the City / Maria Johnston. -- Part 9: The poet as critic. The Irish Poet as Critic / Hugh Haughton ; The Poet as Anthologist / Steven Matthews ; Irish Poetry and the News / Jahan Ramazani. -- Part 10: On poetic form. The Modern Irish Sonnet / Alan Gillis ; Irish Elegy After Yeats , Stephen Regan ; 'Repeat the changes change the repeats': Alternative Irish Poetry / John Goodby ; 'The nothing-could-be-simpler-line': Form in Contemporary Irish Poetry / Fran Brearton. -- Part 11: On recent poetry. New Irish Women Poets: The Evolution of (In)determinacy in Vona Groarke / Catriona Clutterbuck ; 'a potted peace / lily'? Northern Irish Poetry Since the Ceasefires? Miriam Gamble / Miriam Gamble
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  • (OCoLC)829692485
  • oho0191750417

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