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The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800–2000

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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521609258

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  • Over the last two centuries, Ireland has produced some of the world's most outstanding and best-loved poets, from Thomas Moore to W. B. Yeats to Seamus Heaney. This introduction not only provides an essential overview of the history and development of poetry in Ireland, but also offers new approaches to aspects of the field. Justin Quinn argues that the language issues of Irish poetry have been misconceived and re-examines the divide between Gaelic and Anglophone poetry. Quinn suggests an alternative to both nationalist and revisionist interpretations and fundamentally challenges existing ideas of Irish poetry. This lucid book offers a rich contextual background against which to read the individual works, and pays close attention to the major poems and poets. Readers and students of Irish poetry will learn much from Quinn's sharp and critically acute account.

    • Covers the great tradition of Irish poetry over two centuries
    • Written in a clear expository style, without abstract theory or jargon
    • Includes original close readings of key poems
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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521609258
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The appearance of Ireland
    2. Tennyson's Ireland
    3. Revival
    4. W. B. Yeats
    5. Wild earth
    6. The ends of modernism
    7. Ireland's empire
    8. Seamus Heaney
    9. Irsko po polsku: poetry and translation
    10. Feminism and Irish poetry
    11. Out of Ireland: Muldoon and other emigrés
    12. The disappearance of Ireland
    Guide to further reading.

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    Justin Quinn, Charles University, Prague
    Justin Quinn is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the Charles University, Prague.

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