The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

byIrene De Angelis

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The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry provides a stimulating, original and lively analysis of the Irish-Japanese literary connection from the early 1960s to 2006. While for some this may partly remain Oscar Wilde's 'mode of style', this book will show that there is more of Japan in the work of contemporary Irish poets than 'a tinkling of china/ and tea into china.' Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson and Paul Muldoon, together with younger poets such as Sinéad Morrissey and Joseph Woods. Including close readings of selected poems, this is an indispensable companion for all those interested in the broader historical and cultural research on the effect of oriental literature in modernist and postmodernist Irish poetry.

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The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry provides a stimulating, original and lively analysis of the Irish-Japanese literary connection from the early 1960s to 2006. While for some this may partly remain Oscar Wilde's 'mode of style', this book will show that there is more of Japan in the work of contemporary Irish poets than '...

IRENE DE ANGELISholds a Research Fellowship in English Literature at the University of Turin, Italy. With Joseph Woods she is co-editor of Our Shared Japan: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Poetry (2007), andhas published numerous articles on contemporary Irish poetry.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.67 × 5.66 × 0.76 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230248950

ISBN - 13:9780230248953

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction
"Petals" on Sandymount Strand; Seamus Heaney
Snow Was General All Over Japan; Derek Mahon
Self-Contained Images and the Invisible Cities of Tokyo; Ciaran Carson
The Gentle Art of Disappearing; Gabirel Rosenstock, Michael Hartnett andPaul Muldoon
'Tu n'as Rien Vu a Hiroshima'; Thomas Kinsella, Eoghan O Tuairisc/Eugene Watters, Anthony Glavin
In Spaces Between East and West; Andrew Fitzsimons, Sinead Morrissey and Joseph Woods
Bibliography
Index