Well Dreams: Essays on John Montague

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Redshaw gathers twenty-one original essays on the influential Irish poet and novelist, which provide a critical context for Montague's Collected Poems (1995) and the tales and portraits in Company (2001). Montague played a pivotal role in the international evolution of Irish poetry from the late 1950s in Dublin through the worst years of the Troublesin Northern Ireland. Here, American, English, and European critics and scholars touch upon every aspect of Montague's essays, stories, and poetry. Redshaw offers a ...
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Overview


Redshaw gathers twenty-one original essays on the influential Irish poet and novelist, which provide a critical context for Montague's Collected Poems (1995) and the tales and portraits in Company (2001). Montague played a pivotal role in the international evolution of Irish poetry from the late 1950s in Dublin through the worst years of the Troublesin Northern Ireland. Here, American, English, and European critics and scholars touch upon every aspect of Montague's essays, stories, and poetry. Redshaw offers a survey of the criticism and a descriptive checklist. A stunning tribute to a masterful poet [with] seminal essays by some of the finest critics of contemporary Irish poetry . . . mandatory reading.-Michael Patrick Gillespie, Marquette University, President, The American Conference for Irish Studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881871453
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 443
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Dillon Redshaw is Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, where he founded the journal New Hibernia Review for the Center for Irish Studies.

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Table of Contents

"The water there" : Montague and his readers 1
Forms of Exile : poems and satires, 1946-58 29
"Like snow off a rope" : Montague's publishers and his British readership in the sixties 46
Unsentimental prophecy : John Montague and The Dolmen Miscellany (1962) 63
"A richly ambiguous position" : re-viewing Poisoned Lands, A Chosen Light, and Tides 81
The landscape of three Irelands : Hewitt, Murphy, and Montague 95
"That first, best country" : the literary landscape of Montague's Tyrone 113
L'Exil et le Royaume-Uni : John Montague's Death of a Chieftain (1964) 127
"Lines of leaving / lines of returning" : John Montague's Double Vision 147
"Something mourns" : Wordsworth and the landscape of mourning in The Rough Field (1972) 167
Ceol na mBreag : Gaelic themes in The Rough Field 194
The Montague music : "everything has a sound" 211
"Blood talk" : politics and family in A Slow Dance (1975) and The Dead Kingdom (1984) 230
Radical metaphors in A Slow Dance 260
John Montague's The Dead Kingdom and the postwar American elegy 276
Purgatorialita : reading Montague Sub Specie Dantis 289
Weighing in : John Montague and Seamus Heaney 300
Amor and absence : John Montague's About Love (1993) 318
The dark school of childhood : Yeats, Joyce, Montague's Time in Armagh (1993) 331
Unexpected affirmations : "Border sick call" (1995) and "The three last things" (1997) 348
"A grafted tongue" : Montague's Collected poems (1995) 363
Montague bound : a note of Collected poems 376
Books by John Montague : a descriptive checklist, 1958-2001 393
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