The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

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Catalogue Number: RD5-BQ4F

The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780192801920
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Synopsis

This anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection is in three parts: it begins with earliest, pre-Christian times and the first poetry in English from the fourteenth century; moves on to Irish bardic poetry and English poetry in the era of Swift and Goldsmith; and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets, from Davis, Mangan, Yeats, and Ferguson to Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.

Author's Biography

Thomas Kinsella is a poet and translator. Among his publications are 'Blood and Family', 'From Centre City', and a translation of 'The Tain' (Oxford University Press).

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