Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland

Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland

by Peter McDonald
     
 

This study addresses questions of Northern Irish poetry and politics through close readings of a number of important writers. McDonald delivers a searching critique of nationalist cultural assumptions about Northern Ireland through illuminating readings of the province's best modern poets, including Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Louis MacNeice, Derek Mahon, Paul

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This study addresses questions of Northern Irish poetry and politics through close readings of a number of important writers. McDonald delivers a searching critique of nationalist cultural assumptions about Northern Ireland through illuminating readings of the province's best modern poets, including Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Louis MacNeice, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184225
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1A Sixth Sense1
2The Fate of Identity: John Hewitt, W.R. Rodgers, and Louis Macneice20
3Poetry, Narrative, and Violence41
4Derek Mahon, Tom Paulin, and the Lost Tribe81
5Michael Longley's Homes110
6Paul Muldoon and the Windlass-Men145
7'Silly Like Us': Anglo-Irish Accommodations189
Select Bibliography217
Index223

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