The Penguin Book of Irish Verse

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The Penguin Book of Irish Verse

The Penguin Book of Irish Verse This anthology of verse illustrates the origins and development of the Irish poetic tradition From the th century to the present day the poetry of Ireland is testimony to the power of the imaginati

  • Title: The Penguin Book of Irish Verse
  • Author: Brendan Kennelly Various
  • ISBN: 9780140585261
  • Page: 362
  • Format: None
  • This anthology of verse illustrates the origins and development of the Irish poetic tradition From the 17th century to the present day, the poetry of Ireland is testimony to the power of the imagination to withstand systematic oppression and the forces of history In this selection Brendan Kennelly has chosen to emphasize the fusion of Irish and Anglo Irish poetry, with tThis anthology of verse illustrates the origins and development of the Irish poetic tradition From the 17th century to the present day, the poetry of Ireland is testimony to the power of the imagination to withstand systematic oppression and the forces of history In this selection Brendan Kennelly has chosen to emphasize the fusion of Irish and Anglo Irish poetry, with the beauty of many Gaelic poems rendered into eloquent English by Frank O Connor The whole spectrum of Irish verse is covered, with anonymous and lesser known poems standing alongside those by such famous artists as Swift, Goldsmith, Yeats and, recently, Beckett, MacNeice, Heaney and Muldoon.

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    One thought on “The Penguin Book of Irish Verse

    1. Janet on said:

      Selected poems from the 7th century to the present - some well-known favourites, alongside others which are bound to become favourites.

    2. Booklovinglady on said:

      I never read my poetry books from cover to cover, I just keep picking out bits and pieces It's an ongoing process.

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