Out of what Began: A History of Irish Poetry in English
Cornell University Press, 1998 - 426 páginas
The first book of its kind, Out of What Began traces the development of a distinctive tradition of Irish poetry over the course of three centuries. Beginning with Jonathan Swift in the early eighteenth century and concluding with such contemporary poets as Seamus Heaney and Eavan Boland, Gregory A. Schirmer looks at the work of nearly a hundred poets. Considering the evolving political and social environments in which they lived and wrote, Schirmer shows how Irish poetry and culture have come to be shaped by the struggle to define Irish identity.
Schirmer includes a large number of accomplished poets who have been unjustly neglected in standard accounts of Irish literature; many of these writers are women, whose work has been kept in the shadows cast by that of well-known male poets. He also emphasizes the importance of political poetry in a country that continues to be torn by sectarian violence. With its rich selection of poetic voices, Out of What Began reveals the political, social, and religious diversity of Irish culture.
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In this first book of its kind, Schirmer (English, Univ. of Mississippi) focuses on poetry composed in English by a broad range of Irish writers from the 18th through 20th centuries. The title is a ... Ler resenha completa
Beyond and Within the Pale
Goldsmith and the Beginnings of Romanticism
Political Poetry at the End of the Century
Epilogue The Other Ireland
Other Visions and Revisions
Exits from the Revival
New Perspectives at Midcentury
Women Poets after the Revival
Toward Contemporary Poetry