Modern Irish Poetry by Frank Sewell
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Modern Irish Poetry
By Frank Sewell

Modern Irish Poetry

A New Alhambra

By (author) See other recent books by Frank Sewell
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $241.95
Your Price: $217.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $24.19! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.89 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Modern Irish Poetry by Frank Sewell

Book Description

Recently, chapters on individual Irish-language authors have formed part of publications regarding modern Irish art and culture in general. Such chapters are welcome but they have excited the curiosity of readers to the degree that longer, more detailed works are now required to put writing in Irish into perspective. In this study of four modern poets (two each from two generations), Sewell attempts to illustrate not only the accumulative but the transformative nature of tradition. Chapters 1 and 2 turn from the mid-20th century master Sean O Riordain to the contemporary poet Cathal O Searcaigh because the comparison and contrast highlights significant aspects of the amazing development of Irish poetry and, indeed, society in the period. Here, importantly, the word 'development' is meant in a neutral way - the image used is that of a zig-zag movement in the pattern of the continuing Irish tradition. Chapter 3 returns to the slightly earlier, major Irish-language poet Mairtin O Direain. In doing so, it returns home (from the internationalism of the previous chapter on Searcaigh) to Ireland - a major focus and concern for the more solely traditionalist O Direain. This switch back (in time, geography, social mores or outlook) fits and illustrates Sewell's concept of the zig-zag movement of a country's culture as it proceeds from generation to generation. The positioning, therefore, has a thematic purpose. The fourth and final chapter focuses on the contemporary poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill who has managed to synthesise tradition and modernity (central concerns of this book) and who, in doing so, has become the current trail-blazer of Irish poetry in either language.

Buy Modern Irish Poetry book by Frank Sewell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198187370
ISBN-10: 0198187378
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 147mm x 23mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Frank Sewell

By the Hearth in Min A'  Lea by Frank Sewell By the Hearth in Min A' Lea, Paperback (January 2006)

Cathal O Searcaigh is one of Ireland's leading poets, recipient of many major literary awards including the Irish Times Literature Prize, and a member of Aosdana. This is a selection of O Searcaigh's poetry and as such will be an introduction, for many English readers, to the freshness, energy, candour, and inventiveness of this poet.

» View all books by Frank Sewell


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Modern Irish Poetry book by Frank Sewell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Frank Sewell

Frank Sewell is Research Officer, Centre for Irish Literature, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Frank Sewell close
By the Hearth in Min A'  Lea by Frank Sewell
On the Side of Light by Frank Sewell
» close