The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry

The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní ...

Author: Patrick Crotty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241387986

Category: Poetry

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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.

The Penguin Book of Irish Verse

A survey of Irish poetry includes works by Beckett, Joyce, Yeats, Synge, Wilde, Goldsmith, Swift, and others

Author: Brendan Kennelly

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: UCAL:B4582172

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

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A survey of Irish poetry includes works by Beckett, Joyce, Yeats, Synge, Wilde, Goldsmith, Swift, and others

The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry

A survey of recent Irish poetry includes works by Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy, Desmond O'Grady, Michael Hartnett, and Sara Berkeley

Author: Peter Fallon

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: UOM:39015018941651

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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A survey of recent Irish poetry includes works by Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy, Desmond O'Grady, Michael Hartnett, and Sara Berkeley

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing , 3 vols . ... Watching the River Flow : A Century in Irish Poetry . Dublin : Poetry Ireland , 1999 . Fallon , Peter and Derek Mahon ( eds . ) . The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry .

Author: Matthew Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521012457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book provides a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, but also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion, the only book of its kind on the market, provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

Crotty, Patrick, The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry, London, Penguin Books, 2010. Davis, Wes, An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press Harvard, 2010. Dawe, Gerald, ed., Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of ...

Author: Gerald Dawe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108420358

Category: Literary Criticism


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A fresh, accessible and authoritative study that conveys the richness and diversity of Irish poets, their lives and times.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Magnetic North: The Emerging Poets (Belfast: Lagan, 2006). Crotty, Patrick (ed.), Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology (Belfast: Blackstaff, 1995). ——– (ed.), The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry (London: Penguin, 2010). Daiken, Leslie H. (ed.) ...

Author: Fran Brearton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191636752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 743

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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.

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Canon

... in its focus and seeks the reductive identification of a clear, linear understanding of Irish poetry and singular interpretations of individual poems, as suggested in his preface to Crotty's 2010 anthology The Penguin Book of Irish ...

Author: Kenneth Keating

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319511122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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‘This book makes an important intervention into debates about influence and contemporary Irish poetry. Supported throughout by incisive reflections upon allusion, word choice, and formal structure, Keating brings to the discussion a range of new and lesser known voices which decisively complicate and illuminate its pronounced concerns with inheritance, history, and the Irish poetic canon.’ — Steven Matthews, Professor of English Literature, University of Reading, UK, and author of Irish Poetry: Politics, History, Negotiation and Yeats As Precursor This book is about the way that contemporary Irish poetry is dominated and shaped by criticism. It argues that critical practices tend to construct reductive, singular and static understandings of poetic texts, identities, careers, and maps of the development of modern Irish poetry. This study challenges the attempt present within such criticism to arrest, stabilize, and diffuse the threat multiple alternative histories and understandings of texts would pose to the formation of any singular pyramidal canon. Offered here are detailed close readings of the recent work of some of the most established and high-profile Irish poets, such as Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian, along with emerging poets, to foreground an alternative critical methodology which undermines the traditional canonical pursuit of singular meaning and definition through embracing the troubling indeterminacy and multiplicity to be found within contemporary Irish poetry.

The Great War in Irish Poetry

The Sphere Book of Modern Irish Poetry ( London : Sphere Books , 1972 ) . -and Fallon , Peter ( eds . ) , The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry ( London : Penguin , 1990 ) . Montague , John ( ed . ) , The Faber Book of Irish ...

Author: Fran Brearton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199261385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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The Great War in Irish Poetry explores the impact of the First World War on the work of W. B. Yeats, Robert Graves, and Louis MacNeice in the period 1914-45, and on three contemporary Northern Irish poets, Derek Mahon, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley. Its concern is to place their work, and memory of the Great War, in the context of Irish culture and politics in the twentieth century. The historical background to Irish involvement in the Great War is explained, as are the ways in which some of the events of 1912-1920--the Home Rule crisis, the loss of the Titanic, the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising--still reverberate in the politics of remembrance in Northern Ireland. While the Great War is perceived as central to English culture, and its literature holds a privileged position in the English literary canon, the centrality of the Great War to Irish writing has seldom been acknowledged. This book is concerned with the extent to which recognition of the importance of the Great War in Irish writing has become a casualty of competing versions of the literary canon. It shows that, despite complications in Irish domestic politics which led to the repression of "official memory" of the Great War in Ireland, Irish poets, particularly those writing in the "troubled" Northern Ireland of the last thirty years, have been drawn throughout the century to the events and images of 1914-18.

Irish Poetry Since 1950

Modern Irish Poetry : An Anthology , Belfast , Blackstaff Press Dawe , G. ( 1982 ) , ( ed . ) The Younger Irish Poets , Belfast , Blackstaff Press Fallon , P. and Mahon , D. ( 1990 ) , ( eds ) The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish ...

Author: John Goodby

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071902997X

Category: History

Page: 362

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Irish Poetry since 1950 is a survey of poetry, from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Britain, and the US, covering the 1950s, the 1960s, the early period of the Troubles up to 1976, the 1980s and the 1990s.

The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry

(2008) Writing Home: Poetry and Place in Northern Ireland, 1968–2008, Woodbridge: Brewer. Kennelly, B., ed. (1970) The Penguin Book of Irish Verse, Harmondsworth: Penguin. Kern, R. (1996) Orientalism, Modernism and the American Poem, ...

Author: Irene De Angelis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230355194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry provides a stimulating, original and lively analysis of the Irish-Japanese literary connection from the early 1960s to 2007. While for some this may partly remain Oscar Wilde's 'mode of style', this book will show that there is more of Japan in the work of contemporary Irish poets than 'a tinkling of china/ and tea into china.' Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson and Paul Muldoon, together with younger poets such as Sinéad Morrissey and Joseph Woods. Including close readings of selected poems, this is an indispensable companion for all those interested in the broader historical and cultural research on the effect of oriental literature in modernist and postmodernist Irish poetry.