Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966–2010

Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966–2010

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In this book, Eric Falci reshapes the story of Irish poetry since the 1960s. He shows how polemical arguments concerning the role of poetry in 1960s Ireland evolve into a set of formal and compositional strategies for emerging Irish poets in the mid 1970s and beyond. His study presents a cohesive picture of the relationship between Northern Irish poetry from the Republic of Ireland since World War II and traces the lineage of lyric practice from a unique historical perspective. At the same time, it recontextualizes late twentieth-century Irish poetry within the long Irish poetic tradition, places Irish writing more accurately within the field of postwar Anglophone poetry and offers a new account of lyric's critical capacities. Of interest to Irish studies and twentieth-century poetry specialists, this book provides a much-needed guide to some of the most inventive and notable poetry written in the past forty years.... by the woods a€œwhispering treadmill.a€ZI At the end of the poem the doubly located speaker a€” a€œyoua€ and a€œIa€ at two different centers in the same wood a€” attempts to fuse itself back together: You had to come back To learn how to lose yourself, anbsp;...

Title:Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966–2010
Author:Eric Falci
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-07-30


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