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Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irish Poetry

Grene, Nicholas

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ISBN 10: 0333440358 / ISBN 13: 9780333440353
Published by Macmillan, 1989
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Title: Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irish ...

Publisher: Macmillan

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Edition: First Edition

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This collection of essays presents an "insider" view of the Irish poetic tradition. It brings together some of the best-known poets and critics writing in Ireland today, exploring the multiple traditions and influences within Anglo-Irish poetry from the 19th century to the present. It includes important essays on Yeats, on alternative traditions represented by Austin Clarke and Louis MacNiece, on Irish modernists, on Patrick Kavanagh and on the literary heritage of contemporary Irish poets - Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Brendan Kennelly, Paul Muldoon and Paul Durcan. Terence Brown is the author of "Louis MacNiece - Sceptical Vision", "Northern Voices - Poets from Ulster" and "Ireland - A Social and Cultural History". Nicholas Grene has written "Synge - A Critical Study of the Plays", "Shakespeare", "Johnson", "Moliere", "the Comic Contract" and "Bernard Shaw - A Critical View".

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Nicholas Grene is Professor of English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, a Senior Fellow of the College, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He has published widely on Shakespeare, drama, and Irish literature, and his books include Bernard Shaw: A Critical View (1984), Shakespeare's Tragic Imagination (1992), The Politics of Irish Drama (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Shakespeare's Serial History Plays (Cambridge University Press, 2002). Among his most recent books are Yeats's Poetic Codes (2008), the New Mermaids edition of Major Barbara (2008), Synge and Edwardian Ireland (co-edited with Brian Cliff, 2011), and a memoir Nothing Quite Like It: An American-Irish Childhood (2011). He has been invited to speak in over twenty countries and has been a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales, Dartmouth College and the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne).

Terence Brown is Professor of Modern English Literature in Trinity College Dublin. A member of the Royal Irish Academy, he is the author of many books including 'Ireland: A Social and Cultural History 1922-79'

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