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The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry

Muldoon, Paul [editor]

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ISBN 10: 0571137601 / ISBN 13: 9780571137602
Published by Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover bound in blue paper covered boards and dust-jacket, with original retail price sticker on inner flap. Dust-jacket not price-clipped. 415pp., Paper toned at margins as per usual with this edition. Includes poems by Patrick Kavanaugh, Louis MacNeice, Thopmas Kinsella, John Montague, Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, unread copy. Excellent copy with only ubiquitous toning keeping it from as new condition. Fine in a very fine dust-jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 006967

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Title: The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry

Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited, London

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Boards

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Taking the death of Yeats in 1939 as its starting point, this anthology features selections from the work of ten Irish poets, including Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley

About the Author:

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He read English at Queen's University, Belfast, and published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006). Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. From 1999 to 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Paul Muldoon was given an American Academy of Arts and Letters award in 1996. Other recent awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, and the 2003 Griffin Prize.

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