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The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

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Gerald Dawe, Sean Lysaght, James Ward, Aodan MacPoilin, Michael Griffin, Jeffrey Vail, John McAuliffe, Nicholas Grene, Fran Brearton, David Wheatley, Lucy Collins, Tom Walker, Chris Morash, Guy Woodward, Louis de Paor, Benjamin Keatinge, Andrew Fitzsimons, Maurice Riordan, Richard Pine, Terence Brown, Florence Impens, Peter Sirr, Matt Campbell, Hugh Haughton, Justin Quinn, Alan Gillis, Nicholas Allen, Maria Johnston, Peter McDonald, John Dillon
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  • Publication planned for: November 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108414197

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets offers a fascinating introduction to Irish poetry from the seventeenth century to the present. Aimed primarily at lovers of poetry, it examines a wide range of poets, including household names, such as Jonathan Swift, Thomas Moore, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Eavan Boland and Paul Muldoon. The book is comprised of thirty chapters written by critics, leading scholars and poets, who bring an authoritative and accessible understanding to their subjects. Each chapter gives an overview of a poet's work and guides the general reader through the wider cultural, historical and comparative contexts. Exploring the dual traditions of English and Irish-speaking poets, this Companion represents the very best of Irish poetry and highlights understanding that reveals, in clear and accessible prose, the achievement of Irish poetry in a global context. It is a book that will help and guide  general readers through the many achievements of Irish poets.

    • Takes a fresh look at 29 Irish poets from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, providing a historical view while focusing on individual lives and achievements
    • Essays are written by world authorities in their field in vivid and lively language, giving clear access to a comprehensive overview of Irish poets and their work in both Irish and English
    • This book provides a concise and detailed understanding of the traditions of Irish poetry
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    • Publication planned for: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108414197
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Gerald Dawe
    1. Prolegomena – 'Spenser's island' Sean Lysaght
    2. Jonathan Swift 1667–1745 James Ward
    3. Aogan O'Raithille c.1670–1729 Aodan MacPoilin
    4. Oliver Goldsmith 1728–1774 Michael Griffin
    5. Thomas Moore 1779–1852 Jeffrey Vail
    6. James Clarence Mangan 1803–1849 John McAuliffe
    7. W. B. Yeats 1865–1939 Nicholas Grene
    8. Francis Ledwidge 1887–1917 Fran Brearton
    9. Thomas MacGreevy 1893–1967 David Wheatley
    10. Austin Clarke 1896–1974 Lucy Collins
    11. Patrick Kavanagh 1904–1967 Tom Walker
    12. Samuel Beckett 1906–1989 Gerald Dawe
    13. Louis Mac Neice 1907–1963 Chris Morash
    14. John Hewitt 1907–1987 Guy Woodward
    15. Séan Ó Ríordáin 1916–1977 Louis de Paor
    16. Richard Murphy 1927 Benjamin Keatinge
    17. Thomas Kinsella 1928 Andrew Fitzsimons
    18. John Montague 1929 Maurice Riordan
    19. Brendan Kennelly 1936 Richard Pine
    20. Seamus Heaney 1939–2013 Terence Brown
    21. Michael Longley 1939 Florence Impens
    22. Michael Hartnett 1941–1999 Peter Sirr
    23. Derek Mahon 1941 Matt Campbell
    24. Eilean Ni Chuilleanain 1942 Hugh Haughton
    25. Eavan Boland 1944 Justin Quinn
    26. Paul Durcan 1945 Alan Gillis
    27. Ciaran Carson 1948 Nicholas Allen
    28. Medbh McGuckian 1950 Maria Johnston
    29. Paul Muldoon 1951 Peter McDonald
    30. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill 1952 John Dillon.

  • Editor

    Gerald Dawe, Trinity College, Dublin
    Gerald Dawe is an Irish poet, and Professor of English and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He has published eight volumes of poetry including Selected Poems (2012) and Mickey Finn's Air (2014). Among his many other publications, he has edited Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry (2009) and also Of War and War's Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing (2015). A recipient of the prestigious Macaulay Fellowship in Literature, Dawe has been a visiting scholar at Boston College, Villanova University, Philadelphia and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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    Gerald Dawe, Sean Lysaght, James Ward, Aodan MacPoilin, Michael Griffin, Jeffrey Vail, John McAuliffe, Nicholas Grene, Fran Brearton, David Wheatley, Lucy Collins, Tom Walker, Chris Morash, Guy Woodward, Louis de Paor, Benjamin Keatinge, Andrew Fitzsimons, Maurice Riordan, Richard Pine, Terence Brown, Florence Impens, Peter Sirr, Matt Campbell, Hugh Haughton, Justin Quinn, Alan Gillis, Nicholas Allen, Maria Johnston, Peter McDonald, John Dillon

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