The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse
Edited by Thomas Kinsella
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New Oxford Book of Irish Verse by Thomas Kinsella
Book DescriptionThis anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection is in three parts: it begins with earliest, pre-Christian times and the first poetry in English from the fourteenth century; moves on to Irish bardic poetry and English poetry in the era of Swift and Goldsmith; and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets, from Davis, Mangan, Yeats, and Ferguson to Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192801920
(198mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Kinsella
Late Poems, Paperback (October 2013)
A collection of the last five volumes by a writer at the heart of modern Irish poetry.
Fat Master, Paperback (November 2011)
"Kinsella is one of the finest poets of the last century, in Ireland or out of it."-Justin Quinn, Poetry Review
Prose Occasions, Paperback (February 2009)
A selection of the essays and reviews of Thomas Kinsella, one of the greatest living Irish poets. It contains essays on the Gaelic poetry tradition, WB Yeats, Ezra Pound, Austin Clarke, Louis le Brocquy and Sean O Riada.
Selected Poems, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Thomas Kinsella
Thomas Kinsella is one of the distinguished modern poets. His work over fifty years has challenged the poetic landscape. It employs myth and modernism in explorations that range from intense lyricism to political satire and social commentary. This representative selection of his poetry invites readers to explore the range of his poetic world.
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Author Biography - Thomas Kinsella
Thomas Kinsella is a poet and translator. Among his publications are 'Blood and Family', 'From Centre City', and a translation of 'The Tain' (Oxford University Press).
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