The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse

Author: Thomas Kinsella
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192801920
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This magnificent anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection begins in pre-Christian times and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century verse. Poets featured include Swift, Goldsmith, W. B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.

The New Oxford Book Of English Light Verse

Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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An entertaining anthology of more than two hundred fifty verses by some eighty authors ranges from satire to nonsense and from Shakespeare to Philip Larkin

The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Author: Emrys Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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In the sixty years since the publication of the originalOxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse, a revolution in literary taste has taken place. We now know that Elizabethan literature contained much more than dainty pastorals and lovely sonnets, and that in fact many poetic traditions flourished within the sixteenth century. Now, Emrys Jones has brought together a definitive collection of verse which truly captures the diversity of this period. By no means have the classics of Elizabethan literature been replaced--there are ample selections from Spenser'sFaerie Queene, from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays (including Ariel's song fromThe Tempest, and from John Donne (who actually produced many poems in the sixteenth century, although he has previously been thought of only as a poet of the next century). But alongside these well-known works, Jones has placed a vast array of other significant poems--from the early part of the century (when poets such as John Skelton still harkened back to Chaucer and feudal times) to the great Elizabethan period.The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse(with its engaging and informative introduction, and its copious footnotes which gloss unfamiliar words) conveys in unparalleled style all the richness of what is arguably the greatest century of English literature.

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

Author: Alastair Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556296
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Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191636746
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Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.

Irish Verse An Anthology

Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111687
Format: PDF
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Works by more than 60 Irish poets, from 18th century to modern times, include poems by Swift, Goldsmith, Moore; Allingham, Yeats, Joyce; plus verses by lesser-known poets.

Irish Poetry Since 1950

Author: John Goodby
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719029974
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Irish Poetry since 1950 is a survey of poetry, from Northern Ireland, the Republic, Britain, and the US. The five chapters of the book cover the 1950s, the 1960s, the early troubled period to 1976, the 1980s and the 1990s. Each poet is placed firmly within his or her historical and social contexts, with an emphasis on the response to the processes of modernization, the representation of violence, poetic form, and gender.

Tradition and Influence in Anglo Irish Poetry

Author: Terence Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349094706
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A collection of essays presenting 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.