Winner of the 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Book Award!!!
Modern Poetry and Ethnography maps a new approach to the works of W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, Robert Penn Warren, and Seamus Heaney. Sean Heuston analyzes the ways the works of each writer represent and explain a country or region (Ireland for Yeats, New England for Frost, the American South for Warren, and Northern Ireland for Heaney) as if the writers were anthropologists/ethnographers. This project argues provocatively that literary critics can benefit greatly from the insights and theories of anthropology and ethnography.