The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

by Matthew Campbell
     
 

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Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years. In addition to providing a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, this Companion introduces the reader to significant precursors such as Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, as well as vital contemporaries and successors (including among

Overview

Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years. In addition to providing a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, this Companion introduces the reader to significant precursors such as Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, as well as vital contemporaries and successors (including among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.) The volume includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers.

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'… for those of us teaching Irish poetry who have wished for a collection of essays that introduces students to the major themes of the twentieth century as we understand them today, this Companion will not disappoint.' Irish Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521813013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Campbell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and of numerous articles on Victorian poetry, Irish poetry and contemporary poetry.

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