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Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry

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An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry
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Never before has there been a single-volume anthology of modern Irish poetry so significant and groundbreaking as "An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry". Collected here is a comprehensive representation of Irish poetic achievement in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from poets such as Austin Clarke and Samuel Beckett who were writing while Yeats and Joyce were still living; to those who came of age in the turbulent '60s as sectarian violence escalated, including Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley; to a new generation of Irish writers, represented by such diverse, interesting voices as David Wheatley (born 1970) and Sinead Morrissey (born 1972). Scholar and editor Wes Davis has chosen work by more than fifty leading modern and contemporary Irish poets. Each poet is represented by a generous number of poems (there are nearly 800 poems in the anthology). The editor's selection includes work by world-renowned poets, including a couple of Nobel Prize winners, as well as work by poets whose careers may be less well known to the general public; by poets writing in English; and by several working in the Irish language (Gaelic selections appear in translation). Accompanying the selections are a general introduction that provides a historical overview, informative short essays on each poet, and helpful notes - all prepared by the editor.

Author Biography

Wes Davis is a former assistant professor of English at Yale University. He has written on British and American literature for publications ranging from the Southwest Review and Parnassus to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Release date Australia
March 5th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Wes Davis
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
The Belknap Press
Pages
1024
Dimensions
162x235x55
ISBN-13
9780674049512
Product ID
3928227

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