Mackay, Peter.

Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (348 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Swordsmen: W. B. Yeats and Hugh MacDiarmid; Chapter 2 Tradition and the individual editor: Professor Grierson, modernism and national poetics; Chapter 3 Louis MacNeice among the islands; Chapter 4 Townland, desert, cave: Irish and Scottish Second World War poetry; Chapter 5 Affinities in time and space: reading the Gaelic poetry of Ireland and Scotland; Chapter 6 Contemporary affinities; Chapter 7 The Classics in modern Scottish and Irish poetry Chapter 8 Translating Beowulf: Edwin Morgan and Seamus HeaneyChapter 9 Reading in the gutters; Chapter 10 'What matters is the yeast': 'foreignising' Gaelic poetry; Chapter 11 Outside English: Irish and Scottish poets in the East; Chapter 12 Names for nameless things: the poetics of place names; Chapter 13 Desire lines: mapping the city in contemporary Belfast and Glasgow poetry; Chapter 14 'The ugly burds without wings'?: reactions to tradition since the 1960s; Chapter 15 'And cannot say / and cannot say': Richard Price, Randolph Healy and the dialogue of the deaf Chapter 16 On 'The Friendship of Young Poets': Douglas Dunn, Michael Longley and Derek MahonChapter 17 'No misprints in this work': the poetic 'translations' of Medbh McGuckian and Frank Kuppner; Chapter 18 Phoenix or dead crow? Irish and Scottish poetry magazines, 1945-2000; Chapter 19 Outwith the Pale: Irish-Scottish studies as an act of translation; Guide to further reading; Index

This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparative reading of modern Irish and Scottish poetry.

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English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Scottish authors -- History and criticism.
Rhymers' Club (London, England).
Rhymers’ Club (London, England).


Electronic books.

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