The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800-2000 by Justin QuinnThe Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800-2000 by Justin Quinn

The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800-2000

byJustin Quinn

Paperback | April 7, 2008

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Over the last two centuries, Ireland has produced some of the world's most outstanding and best-loved poets, from Thomas Moore to W. B. Yeats to Seamus Heaney. This introduction not only provides an essential overview of the history and development of poetry in Ireland, but also offers new approaches to aspects of the field. Justin Quinn argues that the language issues of Irish poetry have been misconceived and re-examines the divide between Gaelic and Anglophone poetry. Quinn suggests an alternative to both nationalist and revisionist interpretations and fundamentally challenges existing ideas of Irish poetry. This lucid book offers a rich contextual background against which to read the individual works, and pays close attention to the major poems and poets. Readers and students of Irish poetry will learn much from Quinn's sharp and critically acute account.
Justin Quinn is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the Charles University, Prague.
Title:The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, 1800-2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521609259

ISBN - 13:9780521609258


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The appearance of Ireland; 2. Tennyson's Ireland; 3. Revival; 4. W. B. Yeats; 5. Wild earth; 6. The ends of modernism; 7. Ireland's empire; 8. Seamus Heaney; 9. Irsko po polsku: poetry and translation; 10. Feminism and Irish poetry; 11. Out of Ireland: Muldoon and other emigrés; 12. The disappearance of Ireland; Guide to further reading.