Starting Lines in Scottish, Irish, and English Poetry: From Burns to Heaney

Starting Lines in Scottish, Irish, and English Poetry: From Burns to Heaney

by Fiona Stafford
ISBN-10:
0198186371
ISBN-13:
9780198186373
Pub. Date:
11/28/2000
Publisher:
OUP Oxford

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Overview

Starting Lines in Scottish, Irish, and English Poetry: From Burns to Heaney

Are literary ideas of originality and imitation, allusion and influence inherently political if the poems emerge from different sides of a border or of a colonial relationship? Taking as a framework the history of relations between Ireland, England, and Scotland since the 1707 Union, the book explores this question through a series of close readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198186373
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. 'What's Past is Prologue'
2. ScottishBards and English Epigraphs: Robert Burns's 'A Winter Night'
3. The Grand Old Ballad in Coleridge's 'Dejection'
4. James Clarence Mangan and Percy Bysshe Shelley
5. The Homes of England
6. 'The Irish for No'
7. Seamus Heaney and the Caught Line
Epilogue: George Mackay Brown, 'All Soul's'
Conclusion: George Mackay Brown, 'All Soul's' (text of poem)
Bibliography
Index

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