Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1995 - Poetry - 462 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW
1
AN INFLUENCE ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY IRISH POETRY
28
IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL POETRY
48
THE LANGUAGE OF DISPLACEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH POETRY
61
PRIVATE LANGUAGES AND ANCESTRAL VOICES
84
MYTH IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH WOMENS POETRY
99
SOME EMERGING ULSTER POETS
114
THREE ULSTER POETS IN THE GO SITUATION
130
HEANEY SWEENEY AND CLEARING AWAY
238
POET BETWEEN WORLDS
263
EXTREME RELIGION OF ART
280
PAUL DURCAN DUARCHAIN
304
UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE FIGHTER
329
A BISEXUAL EXCHANGE
344
UNRAVELLING THE CONDITIONAL MAPPING THE PROVISIONAL
356
MEDBH McGUCKIANS PLANTATION
373

KENNELLYS CROMWELL MULDOONS THE MORE A MAN HAS THE MORE A MAN WANTS
144
BOLAND CARSON McGUCKIAN
158
SEAMUS HEANEY AS A CRITIC
174
RICHARD MURPHYS THE PRICE OF STONE
190
KINSELLAS PEPPERCANISTER POEMS
204
POETRY OF THE DEPERSONALISED SELF
216
PAUL MULDOON
400
Notes
419
Notes on Contributors
451
Index
455
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Michael Kenneally is Professor of English at Marianopolis College, Montreal, and also teaches courses in Irish literature at Concordia University.

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