Prose Occasions: 1951-2006

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Prose Occasions gathers over half a century's critical writing by the poet Thomas Kinsella. It makes available for the first time in a single volume key works including 'The Divided Mind', his influential discussion of Anglo-Irish poetry; writings on the Gaelic poetic tradition; considerations of Yeats, Pound, Austin Clarke, Louis le Brocquy and Sean Ó Riada. Prose Occasions also extends our understanding of Kinsella's own work: 'Myth and Reality', 'Translations from the Irish', and 'Literature and Politics in ...

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Overview

Prose Occasions gathers over half a century's critical writing by the poet Thomas Kinsella. It makes available for the first time in a single volume key works including 'The Divided Mind', his influential discussion of Anglo-Irish poetry; writings on the Gaelic poetic tradition; considerations of Yeats, Pound, Austin Clarke, Louis le Brocquy and Sean Ó Riada. Prose Occasions also extends our understanding of Kinsella's own work: 'Myth and Reality', 'Translations from the Irish', and 'Literature and Politics in Ireland' consider personal and public themes. One section is devoted to Kinsella as reviewer: his telling assessments of Auden, William Empson, Robert Graves, Louis MacNeice and Marianne Moore are examples of creative analysis. In a previously unpublished address given at the University of Turin in 2006, Kinsella surveys his entire career, and the culture-Irish and European-which he has inherited. Prose Occasions spans a lifetime's engagement with the enriching possibilities of literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847770011
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Kinsella is an Irish author, poet, translator, and editor. He was the director of Dolmen Press and Cuala Press and the founder of Peppercanister Press. He is the recipient of the Denis Devlin Memorial Award, the Freedom of the City of Dublin Award, and the Irish Arts Council Triennial Book Award. Andrew Fitzsimons is an author, a translator, and an associate professor at Gakushin University in Tokyo.

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Table of Contents

A Note 1

Essays, Prefaces, Introductions

Another September. Thomas Kinsella Writes...(1958) 5

Writer at Work: Thomas Kinsella (1961) 7

Downstream: Thomas Kinsella Writes...(1962) 11

Notes: 1963

Encounters with jazz 13

Poetry Since Yeats (1965) 16

A Yeats Festival (1965) 23

The Last Romantic (1966) W.B. Yeatsp26

Nightwalker and Other Poems: Thomas Kinsella Writes...(1967) 28

Louis le Brocquy (1971) 29

The Divided Mind (1973) 31

Myth and Reality (1973) 41

Literature and Politics in Ireland (1973) 44

The Poetic Career of Austin Clarke (1974) 51

Collected Poems (1974) Austin Clarke 61

The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1976) Ezra Pound 65

Commentary (1979) Butcher's Dozen 68

Seán Ó Riada (1979) 74

Our Musical Heritage (1982) Seán Ó Riada 86

Another Country...: The Pleasures of Gaelic Poetry (1982) 89

The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse (1986) 99

Translations from the Irish (1996) 108

The Nineteen Thirties: Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry (1999) 110

The Dolmen Press: The Dolmen Press: A Celebration (2001) 113

University of Turin: Honorary Degree. Acceptance Address (9 May, 2006) 124

Early Reviews

Goethe: Urfaust (1951) 133

Autumn Sequel (1954) Louis MacNeice 134

The Necklace Charles Tomlinson

Elegy for the Death of a Clown Stuart Evans

Poems (1955) Laurence D. Lerner 137

The Tree of Idleness (1955) Lawrence Durrell 139

Articulate Energy and Brides of Reason(1955) Donald Davie 141

Pedasus C.A. Trypanis

The Archaeology of Love (1955) Richard Murphy 143

Collected Poems (1956) William Empson 146

The Shield of Achilles (1956) W.H. Auden 149

Ancient Lights (1956) Austin Clarke 151

Tally 300 J.P. Fletcher

The Flitting (1956) J.C. Grant 153

Collected Poems Bryan Guinness

Moon's Farm and Other Poems (1956) Herbert Read 155

Big Jim (1956) James Plunkett 157

A Way of Looking Elizabeth Jennings

This and That Gordon Wharton

The Fantasy Poets

Oxford Poetry (1956) 159

Collected Poems (1956) Wallace Stevens 162

The Faber Book of Modern American Verse and The Old Man's Road (1956) W. H. Auden 165

The Chatto Book of Modern Poetry

New Lines

Poetry Now (1956) 167

Predilections (1957) Marianne Moore 170

Margadh na Saoire (1957) Máire Mhac an tSaoi 172

Section: Rock-Drill 85-95 de los cantares (1957) Ezra Pound 175

Poems 1943-1956 Richard Wilbur

Visitations Louis MacNeice

The Stones of Troy (1957) C.A. Trypanis 177

Poems Robert Graves

T.S. Eliot et ah Four Modern Verse Plays

Collected Poems (1958) Edith Sitwell 179

A Winter Talent and Other Poems Donald Davie

Poems Anthony Cronin

Heart of Grace (1958) Patrick Galvin 182

One Landscape Still and Other Poems (1958) Patrick McDonogh 185

Collected Poems (1958) Kathleen Raine 187

The Odyssey: A Modem Sequel (1959) Nikos Kazantzakis 189

Cypress and Acacia: Poems (1960) Vernon Watkins 192

Come Dame with Kitty Stobling and Other Poems (1960) Patrick Kavanagh 194

'Dónall Óg' (1961) 198

'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire' (1962) 201

Recent Irish Verse

Eavan Boland: 23 Poems (1963) 204

A Garland for the Green Ewart Milne

A James Stephens Reader (1963) James Stephens 207

Affinities Vernon Watkins

A Peopled Landscape Charles Tomlinson

The Skip and Other Poems Tom Scott

Two Sides of an Island (1963) Martin Halpern 209

Flight to Africa (1964) Austin Clarke 212

Poisoned Lands John Montague

Out of Bounds Jon Stallworthy

The Bread of Truth (1964) R. S. Thomas 215

Man Does, Woman Is Robert Graves

The Whitsun Weddings Philip Larkin

Recoveries Elizabeth Jennings

Poems (1964) B. S. Johnson 219

Bibliography 223

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