The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191636752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 743

View: 699

Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191636745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 743

View: 871

Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.

The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Author: Tim Kendall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199559602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 772

View: 540

The Handbook ranges widely and in depth across 20th-century war poetry, incorporating detailed discussions of some of the key poets of the period. It is an essential resource for scholars of particular poets and for those interested in wider debates. Contributors include some of the most important international poetry critics of our time.

The Watchful Heart

The Watchful Heart

Author: Joan McBreen

Publisher: Salmon Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015079312305

Category: English poetry

Page: 264

View: 993

"The Watchful Heart - A New Generation of Irish Poets - Poems and Essays is an anthology of the work of twenty-four Irish poets born in the last fifty years. It contains biographical and bibliographical details of each contributor, together with photographs. All poets included have published at least two collections of poetry. Poetry in Irish with translations is also included. None of the poetry in this anthology has previously been published in collection form and most of the essays are published here for the first time. McBreen's anthology The White Page/ An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets (Salmon Poetry, 1999) is now in its third reprint." --Book Jacket.

The Oxford Book of Ireland

The Oxford Book of Ireland

Author: Patricia Craig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019280488X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

View: 690

Ireland is a country that arouses strong opinions: everyone has a view on its character, its foibles, its charms and its waywardness. It has inspired some of the best poetry and nurtured some of the best writers in the world, and in The Oxford Book of Ireland poets, novelists, artists, dramatists, historians, philosophers, peasants and aristocrats are brought together to celebrate and commemorate the nation and its people. Irish history lives more in the present than that of other countries, and there are constant reminders in these pages of past triumphs and tragedies, and their continuing impact on the national psyche. Conquest, famine, emigration, the decline of the language, the struggle for identity and independence are all charted here with a raw and passionate immediacy. Interwoven with episodes of national turbulence are lyrical sections on the Irish landscape and countryside, on the cities and the suburbs, the climate and the folk culture: high jinksand conviviality alongside reminiscence and disputation. Patricia Craig's skilful selection transforms a kaleidoscope of images into a picture of real substance and character; immensely rich and varied, full of the unexpected, as well as familiar voices from the Irish scene. The Oxford Book of Ireland captures the essence of a complex and fascinating land.

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192605535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 882

This innovative study analyzes the range of representation of farming in Irish literature in the period since independence/partition in 1922, as Ireland moved from a largely agricultural to a developed urban society. In many different forms including poetry, drama, fiction, and autobiography, writers have made literary capital by looking back at their rural backgrounds, even where those may be a generation back. The first five chapters examine some of the key themes: the impact of inheritance on family in the patriarchal system where there could only be one male heir; the struggles for survival in the poorest regions of the West of Ireland; the uses of childhood farming memories whether idyllic or traumatic; and the representation of communities, challenging the homogeneous idealizing images of the Literary Revival; the impact of modernization on successive generations into the twenty-first century. The final three chapters are devoted to three major writers in whose work farming is central: Patrick Kavanagh, the small farmer who had to find an individual voice to express his own unique experience; John McGahern in whose fiction the life of the farm is always posited as alternative to a rootless urban milieu; and Seamus Heaney who re-imagined his farming childhood in so many different modes throughout his career. Farming in Modern Irish Literature yields original insights into the literary iconography of rural Ireland and its interplay with social and cultural history, opening up fresh vistas on the achievements of Irish writers in different genres, styles, and historical eras.

A Short History of Irish Literature

A Short History of Irish Literature

Author: Seamus Deane

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106011913776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 779

Seamus Deane, one of Ireland's most important critics, assesses here the place of literature in "a colonial or neo-colonial culture like ours, where the naming of the territory has always been ... a politically charged act". The force of Deane's A Short History of Irish Literature derives precisely from his naming of the territory. With insight, erudition, and a razor-keen style, he locates Irish writers within the island's traumatic history. His aim is to show how literature has been inescapably allied with historical interpretation and with political allegiance.

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049821376

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 712

View: 500

Describes Irish authors who wrote mainly in the English language, foreign authors who made a significant contribution to Irish literature, and articles on general topics important to the literature.

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Author: Robert Goode Hogan

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031704300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 815

View: 770

Describes 500 Irish authors who wrote mainly in the English language, foreign authors who made a significant contribution to Irish literature, and articles on general topics important to the literature.