Ireland: A Celebration in Verseby Roy Benjamin (Editor), Jimmy Sarfati (Designed by)
The written word has long been home to the hopes and fears, the laughter and dreams of the Irish people. Not surprisingly, poetry - the most lyrical of all arts of the written word - has a venerable history in Ireland. In fact, Irish history itself, so often written by the hands of others, reveals its true native accent within Irish verse.
Ireland: A Celebration in Verse presents the recurring themes of Irish poetry and culture through seventy memorable poems. The selection spans nearly a dozen centuries. More than a third of the poems were originally written in Irish and have been translated into English by some of Ireland's ablest poets, past and present: Douglas Hyde, Samuel Ferguson, Lady Gregory, Austin Clarke, Paul Muldoon, and others.
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