The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry / Edition 1

by Matthew Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521012457

ISBN-13: 9780521012454

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years. In addition to providing a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, this Companion introduces the reader to significant precursors such as Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, as well as vital contemporaries and successors (including among…  See more details below

Overview

Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years. In addition to providing a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, this Companion introduces the reader to significant precursors such as Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, as well as vital contemporaries and successors (including among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.) The volume includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521012454
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Chronology
1Ireland in poetry: 1999, 1949, 19691
2From Irish mode to modernisation: the poetry of Austin Clarke21
3Patrick Kavanagh and antipastoral42
4Louis MacNeice: irony and responsibility59
5The Irish modernists and their legacy76
6Poetry of the 1960s: the 'Northern Ireland Renaissance'94
7Violence in Seamus Heaney's poetry113
8Mahon and Longley: place and placelessness133
9Between two languages: poetry in Irish, English and Irish English149
10Boland, McGuckian, Ni Chuilleanain and the body of the nation169
11Sonnets, centos and long lines: Muldoon, Paulin, McGuckian and Carson189
12Performance and dissent: Irish poets in the public sphere209
13Irish poets and the world229
14Irish poetry into the twenty-first century250
Further reading268
Index285

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