The Penguin Book Of Irish Poetry

The Penguin Book Of Irish Poetry The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of three Nobel laureates W B Yeats Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney as well as Jonathan Swift Oscar Wilde Thomas Moore Patrick Kavanagh Louis Ma

  • Title: The Penguin Book Of Irish Poetry
  • Author: Patrick Crotty
  • ISBN: 9780141439457
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of three Nobel laureates W.B Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney as well as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Moore, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland and James Joyce It also includes epigrams, traditional verses and Old Irish songs, with 250 new English translations by the greatest poets current The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of three Nobel laureates W.B Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney as well as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Moore, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland and James Joyce It also includes epigrams, traditional verses and Old Irish songs, with 250 new English translations by the greatest poets currently working, including Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson Reflecting everything from Ireland s rich history of writing about the land, to its untypical prominence of women in and writing its poetry, and the abundance of oppositions that have preoccupied its verse through the ages from Christian and pre Christian attitudes, to Gaels and Vikings, Nationalism and Unionism, Catholicism and Protestantism, the Irish and English languages , this is an inclusive and masterfully arranged collection of Irish verse The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry is an indispensable and important guide to the country s unparalleled literary culture.The jacket design of this edition is by Coralie Bickford Smith.

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    1. In the preface to this book it states that “This is the most comprehensive and confident anthology of Irish poetry yet” it goes on to say that “The comprehensiveness is due to the inclusion of a much greater selection of work from the earlier periods, the confidence to the sureness about the artistic quality and significance of that work and of the writing done later, in the decades since the death of W.B. Yeats”. This is a collection of writing that ably demonstrates that as a literary [...]

    2. What a beautiful book! It's huge - with 1120 pages. Such a wonderful present I know it will be a beloved companion over the coming years. With a foreword by Seamus Heaney, I just can't wait to get dug in.

    3. A very beautiful anthology. It's got all the big names like Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Heaney, as well as many lesser-known Irish poets. Admittedly I didn't read every poem in here because I had to return the book to the library, but of those I did read, I don't recall a single one that I didn't like.

    4. It's difficult to decide when I can officially count this as read, but I've owned it for a year now and I don't think there's many poems left in it that I haven't read at least once. One of my very favourite books that I own - it has pride of place on my bookshelf now that's moved away from my bedside locker

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