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`Slight Return': Paul Muldoon's Poetics of Place

Karhio, Anne
This volume examines the relationship between poetic language and place in the work of Paul Muldoon. Through a close reading of the formal aspects of his poems, it explores how poetry as an art form can be engaged to map the complex relationships between language and the material, phenomenal, personal and social aspects of our sense of place.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

Mustich, James
The book to raise all books-a celebration of the reading life through an unexpected and compelling compendium of a thousand great books to get lost in.

100 Letters That Changed the World

Salter, Colin
The 100 letters collected in this beautifully illustrated book demonstrate the power of the written word to inspire, astonish and entertain. Ranging from ink-inscribed tablets vividly describing life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences.


Capote, Truman
Contains twelve of author's celebrated short stories, together with "The Grass Harp" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This title also includes various sketches of places from Tangiers to Brooklyn, and insights into the lives of his contemporaries, from Jane Bowles and Cecil Beaton to Marilyn Monroe and Tennessee Williams.

A Centenary Tribute to J.M. Synge

Bushrui, Suheil Badi
These essays demonstrate the universal appeal of Synge's writings and his influence in the world. They explore not only his drama, poetry and prose, but also examine his life as man and artist.

A Century of Progress? Irish Women Reflect

Hayes, Alan
A collection of essays that survey the position of women in Irish society over the past century. Contributors tackle abortion, human rights, the gendered order of caring, poverty, violence against women, the constitution and legislation, and media and the arts. This book gives voice to the powerful and effective women and men working together to overcome inequalities and injustices.

A Chastened Communion: Modern Irish Poetry and Catholicism

Auge, Andrew J.
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.

A Companion to Modern Irish Literature


A Dictionary and Glossary for the Irish Literary Revival

Wall, Richard
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.

A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Toibin

Walshe, Eibhear

A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Toibin

Walshe, Eibhear