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Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry

Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry

by Peter Mackay
     
 

The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualization. Playing on influences, crossovers,

Overview

The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualization. Playing on influences, crossovers, connections, disconnections and differences, the 'affinities' and 'opposites' traced in this book cross both Irish and Scottish poetry in many directions. Contributors include major scholars of the new 'archipelagic' approach, as well as leading Irish and Scottish poets providing important insights into current creative practice. Poets discussed include W. B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of poetry from these islands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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From the Publisher
'An insightful and informative survey of poetry and poets in both countries.' Books Ireland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107660724
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/19/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Peter Mackay has worked as a Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry and lectured on Scottish and Scottish Gaelic literature at Trinity College Dublin. He has written An Introduction to Sorley MacLean (2010) and is editing volumes of Gaelic poetry and critical essays.

Edna Longley MRIA, FBA is a Professor Emerita at Queen's University, Belfast. Her publications include Poetry and Posterity (2000) and as editor, Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems (2008).

Dr Fran Brearton is Reader in English at Queen's University, Belfast. She is the author of The Great War in Irish Poetry (2000) and Reading Michael Longley (2006).

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