Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature

Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature

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This is the second of four collections of essays published under the general title Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature which are devoted to critical analysis of Irish writing since the 1950s. Essays in this collection establish some of the defining characteristics of contemporary Irish poetry, examine common features of several groups of poets and present focused analyses of twelve individual poets. The contributors are Elmer Andrews, Rand Brandes, Rory Brennan, Terence Brown, Richard Allen Cave, Tom Clyde, Gerald Dawe, Peter Denman, Maurice Elliott, Eamon Grennan, Edna Longley, Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith, Kathleen McCracken, Peter McDonald, Ron Marken, Gerardine Meaney, Dennis O'Driscoll, Bernard O' Donoghuem Alan Peacock, Linda Revie, Robert Tracy, Stan Smith and Clair Wills.The first poem one would encounter in reading chronologically through Montaguea#39;s eight books of verse, The Water Carriera#39; from Poisoned Lands, happens to be a good example of this refusal to adopt an obtrusive role as poet.3 Six stanzasanbsp;...

Title:Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature
Author:Michael Kenneally
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1995


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