Irish Poetry: An Interpretive Anthology from Before Swift to Yeats and After

Irish Poetry: An Interpretive Anthology from Before Swift to Yeats and After

by W. J. McCormack, Tim Costello
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814756689

ISBN-13: 9780814756683

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

In this avowedly interpretive anthology of Irish verse, W. J. Mc Cormack traces through several centuries a creativity of contradiction, which finds poets productively at odds with their forebears, their contemporaries - even with themselves." "This new anthology brings together the best in Irish poetry to reveal a broad yet sharply focused tradition of diversity and…  See more details below

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In this avowedly interpretive anthology of Irish verse, W. J. Mc Cormack traces through several centuries a creativity of contradiction, which finds poets productively at odds with their forebears, their contemporaries - even with themselves." "This new anthology brings together the best in Irish poetry to reveal a broad yet sharply focused tradition of diversity and dissidence. No inert golden treasury, W. J. Mc Cormack's compelling collection will provoke a wide-ranging reconsideration of one of the world's richest literatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814756683
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
'To see the art of poetry lost'3
The Description of an Irish Feast6
Verses Said to be Written on the Union8
'Behold! A Proof of Irish Sense!'8
A Character, Panegyric, and Description of the Legion Club9
Holyhead. September 25, 172714
On the Words 'Brother Protestants and Fellow Christians'15
The Fable of the Bitches17
An Excellent New Ballad18
The Lady's Dressing Room21
A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed24
Stella's Birthday26
Phyllis26
An Elegy on the Supposed Death of Mr. Partridge, the Almanac Maker29
A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General31
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D. S. P. D.32
On the Day of Judgement44
After the Irish of Egan O'Rahilly46
The Poet Egan O'Rahilly, Homesick in Old Age47
To Dr. Swift on his Birthday, November 30, 172148
The Deserted Village50
The Description of an Author's Bed-chamber60
The Haunch of Venison61
An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog64
Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire (Gaelic text)65
The Lament for Art O'Leary76
The Midnight Court84
O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire108
Siberia110
Lament Over the Ruins of the Abbey of Teach Molaga111
Lament Over the Ruins of the Abbey of Timoleague114
The Welshmen of Tirawley116
A Supplication126
Swift128
The Ballad of Reading Gaol135
A Woman's Sonnets (1-12)154
The Cold Heaven158
Easter 1916158
On a Political Prisoner160
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen161
Death164
Parnell's Funeral165
Cuchulain Comforted166
The Apparitions167
Politics167
Ode to the British Empire168
George Moore Becomes the Priest of Aphrodite169
On Behalf of Some Irishmen Not Followers of Tradition171
The Wind Among the Reeds173
The Passing of the Shee174
The Curse174
Danny174
The Mergency Man175
Ode of Welcome177
Gas from a Burner178
The Song of the Cheerful (but slightly sarcastic) Jaysus180
Night and Morning182
The Envy of Poor Lovers183
Three Poems About Children183
Orphide184
The Great Hunger194
A Wreath for Tom Moore's Statue213
The Hospital214
Death of Hektor216
Saint-Lo224
Mort de A. D.224
'The sunlight on the garden'225
Meeting Point225
from Autumn Journal (section 16)227
The Bloody Brae230
The Colony244
Nineteen Sixteen, or The Terrible Beauty247
The Tomb of Michael Collins249
Lough Derg250
from Is That Love You're Making?254
Ballad to a Traditional Refrain255
from The Weekend of Dermot and Grace (Sunday)256
Dies Irae (Gaelic text from Aifreann na Marbh)265
Downstream273
Nightwalker275
from A Technical Supplement283
One Fond Embrace284
All Legendary Obstacles292
A New Siege292
The Wild Dog Rose297
Stefano Remembers300
Claudy300
Requiem for the Croppies302
The Tollund Man302
In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge304
Casualty305
From the Frontier of Writing308
Two Lorries309
In Memory of Gerard Dillon310
Wounds310
The Man of Two Sorrows311
Eva Braun312
The Pleiades312
Reading Paradise Lost in Protestant Ulster 1984313
Lucina schynning in silence of the night ...315
Early Recollections316
Dead Fly316
Trinity New Library317
Death in Bangor318
Courtyards in Delft320
The Snow Party321
A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford322
At the Chelsea Arts Club323
The Kilfenora Teaboy325
The Levite and his Concubine at Gibeah326
The War Horse328
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth329
Mourning Becomes the Law332
On Ballycastle Beach334
Marconi's Cottage335
The Albert Chain335
Come All You Warriors ...338
The Ould Orange Flute340
Dolly's Brae341
The Croppy Boy342
Me an' Me Da343
On the Death of the Rev. Robert Traill, D. D.345
The Ballad of William Bloat347
Index of First Lines349
Acknowledgements355

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