Traces a new path through the well-traversed field of modern Irish poetry by revealing how critical engagement with Catholicism shapes the trajectory of the poetic careers of Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, John Montague, Seamus Heaney, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Paul Durcan, and Paula Meehan.
This work intends to provide access to Irish vocabulary and idioms. The focus of this text is the writers of the Irish Literary Revival, but their use of English is so extensive that the work is relevant to the entire field of Irish literature in English, from the 17th century up to the 1990s.
Full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel.
Until a couple of years ago, J. M. Barrie's manuscript letters to Robert Louis Stevenson were presumed lost by Barrie's biographers. This fascinating and witty exchange shows why they developed such an intense bond (despite never meeting) and the deep impact their correspondence had on Barrie's life and work after Stevenson died.
Written in a complex, pun-based idiogloss and boasting a dreamlike narrative that defies conventions of plot, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has been challenging readers since its first publication. This accessible guide approaches the work in a way that provides handrails for beginners and presents new insights for experienced readers.
A History of Irish Modernism brings together new writing on a wide variety of artistic works (from the 1890s to the 1970s), including examples from literature, film, painting, music, radio, and architecture. It will be a key resource for graduates and researchers of modernism and Irish studies.
A comprehensive survey of the field of Irish women's poetry, this book will be of intense interest to students, researchers, and general readers alike. Coverings all historical periods - early modern, Renaissance, eighteenth-century, modern and contemporary, it closely reads poetry through many prisms - mythology, gender, history, the nation.