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Title:
The Cambridge companion to contemporary Irish poetry
Author:
Campbell, Matthew (Matthew J. B.)
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xv, 294 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521813013

9780521012454
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature over the last fifty years. In addition to providing a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, this Companion introduces the reader to significant precursors such as Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, as well as vital contemporaries and successors (including among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.) The volume includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers.


Table of Contents

Chronology
1 Ireland in poetry, 1999, 1949, 1969Matthew Campbell
2 From Irish mode to modernisation: The poetry of AustinClarke John Goodby
3 Patrick Kavanagh and anti-pastoralJonathan Allison
4 Louis MacNiece: irony and responsibilityPeter McDonald
5 The Irish modernists and their legacyAlex Davis
6 Poetry of the 1960s: the 'Northern Ireland Renaissance'Fran Brearton
7 Seamus Heaney and violenceDillon Johnston
8 Mahon and Longley: places and placelessnessTerence Brown
9 Between two languages: contemporary poetry in Irish and EnglishFrank Sewell
10 Boland, McGuckian, Ní Chuilleanáin and the body of the nationGuinn Batten
11 Sonnets, centos, and long linesMuldoon and Paulin and McGuckian and Carson Shane Murphy
12 Performance and dissent: Irish poets in the public sphereLucy Collins
13 Irish poets and the worldRobert Faggen
14 Irish poetry into the twenty-first centuryDavid Wheatley