Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets

Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets

by Patricia Boyle Haberstroh
     
 

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This is a pioneering exploration of contemporary Irish women poets that should provide a frame of reference for all future discussion of this topic. Drawing on a wide reading of the poets' works and extensive personal interviews with them, the author demonstrates the emergence of a more self-conscious and self-confident female poet who is ready to rewrite the story of

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This is a pioneering exploration of contemporary Irish women poets that should provide a frame of reference for all future discussion of this topic. Drawing on a wide reading of the poets' works and extensive personal interviews with them, the author demonstrates the emergence of a more self-conscious and self-confident female poet who is ready to rewrite the story of Irish women and redefine and explore female identity and the image of women in Irish history, culture, and literature.

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Library Journal
Contemporary Irish women poets are discovering their own voices and redefining the images and roles of women in Irish history and myth, telling in their own words what it is like to be female in Ireland and describing the everyday lives of wives and mothers and the relationships between men and women. Haberstroh (English, La Salle Univ.) has written a thoughtful, thorough, intelligent analysis of the work of five of these poets, based on interviews with them and her own close reading of their poems, from which she quotes extensively. A chapter each is devoted to Eithne Strong, Eavan Boland, Eilan Ni Chuilleanin, Medbh McGuickian, and Nada Ni Dhomhnaill. The final chapter is a survey of poetry written by Irish women since 1980. Highly recommended for libraries with Irish studies or comprehensive women's studies collections.Judy Mimken, Boise P.L., Id.
Booknews
Haberstroh (English, La Salle U., Philadelphia) provides both a brief bibliography and an analysis of the work of five important Irish women poets: Eithne Strong, Eavan Boland, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Medbh McGuckian, and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. Includes a substantial introduction and a segment on new directions in Irish women's poetry. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815626718
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Irish Studies (syracuse, N.y.)
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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