The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry by Irene De AngelisThe Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry by Irene De Angelis

The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry

byIrene De Angelis

Hardcover | February 14, 2012

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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 2007. 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 Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson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.
Irene De Angelis is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Torino, Italy. With Joseph Woods she is co-editor ofOur Shared Japan: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Poetry(2007), and has published numerous articles on contemporary Irish poetry.
Title:The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish PoetryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:193 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.76 inPublished:February 14, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230248950

ISBN - 13:9780230248953


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction "Petals" on Sandymount Strand; S.Heaney Snow Was General All Over Japan; D.Mahon Self-Contained Images and the Invisible Cities of Tokyo; C.Carson The Gentle Art of Disappearing; G.Rosenstock, M.Hartnett & P.Muldoon 'Tu n'as Rien Vu a Hiroshima'; T.Kinsella, E.O.Tuairisc, E.Watters & A.Glavin In Spaces Between East and West; A.Fitzsimons, S.Morrissey & J.Woods Bibliography Index