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Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams: Selected Prose Writings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852352905
  • Publisher: Gallery Press, The, Ireland
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Pt. 1 Autobiographies
Circling the Square: A Thurles Prospect 17
At Work 32
Interview by Michael Garvey 39
Pt. 2 On Writing
Obiter Poetica: From a Poetry Sketchbook 49
Pen Pals: Insider Trading in Poetry Futures 56
Enveloped in Poetry 63
Pt. 3 Irishry
A Map of Contemporary Irish Poetry 67
Foreign Relations: Irish and International Poetry 80
Troubled Thoughts: Poetry Politics in Contemporary Ireland 92
Valentin Iremonger: Sandymount, Dublin 107
Thomas Kinsella: 1 His Struggle 110
Thomas Kinsella: 2 His Wit 112
Padraic Fallon: Collected Poems 131
Seamus Heaney: 'The Biretta' 142
Derek Mahon: Selected Poems 150
The Light Touch: Light Verse and Quotations 154
Pt. 4 US and UK
The Best American Poetry 1997 163
The Irish Ashbery 166
John Berryman and W. B. Yeats: Majestic Dreams 169
Robert Hass: Beyond Words 183
Charles Simic: Looking for Trouble 186
James Schuyler: Selected Poems 189
Allen Ginsberg and Adrienne Rich: Death & Fame and Midnight Salvage 192
Stephen Dobyns: Velocities 197
Mark Halliday: Selfwolf 200
Marianne Moore: Selected Letters 204
Sylvia Plath: Bitter Fame by Anne Stevenson 210
Philip Larkin and Work: Toad Hull 213
George Mackay Brown: For the Islands I Sing / Selected Poems 225
R. S. Thomas: The Poetry of Paintings 228
Michael Hofmann: Approximately Nowhere 239
Simon Armitage: Killing Time / Short and Sweet 244
Roy Fuller: Writer and Society by Neil Powell 252
W. S. Graham: Professor of Silence 255
Michael Hamburger and Helmut Heissenbuttel: Language Lessons 268
Peter Reading: 'No-God and Species Decline Stuff' 278
Pt. 5 Europe (North and East)
In Other Words: Poetry in Translation 299
Tomas Transtromer: New Collected Poems 304
Jaan Kaplinski: Through the Forest 307
Czeslaw Milosz: 1 The Optimistic Catastrophist 310
Czeslaw Milosz: 2 Facing the River 318
Wislawa Szymborska: View with a Grain of Sand 321
Adam Zagajewski: Mysticism for Beginners 323
Miroslav Holub: 1 The Poet and Socialism 326
Miroslav Holub: 2 Supposed to Fly 331
Miroslav Holub: 3 Intensive Care / Supposed to Fly 333
Sylva Fischerova: The Tremor of Racehorses 336
Modern Hungarian Poetry: The Colonnade of Teeth 338
Vasko Popa: Collected Poems 342
Seeing Red: The Poetry of Survival 345
Epilogue: Losers, Weepers: Christian Boltanski's 'Lost Property' 355
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