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Selected by Thomas Kinsella, a renowned poet and translator, this anthology presents the Irish tradition as unity: verse in Irish and English.

Selected by Thomas Kinsella, a renowned poet and translator, this anthology presents the Irish tradition as unity: verse in Irish and English.

The selection is divided into three "Books. A feature of the anthology is the body of new translations by Thomas Kinsella

The selection is divided into three "Books. A feature of the anthology is the body of new translations by Thomas Kinsella. Versions have been used, where appropriate, from his 1981 publication, Poems of the Dispossessed: 1600-1900 (with The Midnight Court now completed) but new versions have been made for all other parts of the work. These amount to a significant new selection: of the early poetry (with some poems from the Latin), of four centuries of bardic poetry, and of a nubmer of modern poems.

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It was published "at the Clarendon Press, Oxford" (Oxford University Press) in 1958 (xxxviii, 343 . A new compilation,.

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It was intended as a replacement for the older Quiller-Couch Oxford Book of English Verse. Selections were largely restricted to British and Irish poets (with Ezra Pound being allowed a special status).

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.

Автор: Kinsella Название: The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse Издательство: Oxford Academ . Although his verse was sometimes mocked by contemporaries, he was a fluent and flexible versifier and a master of poetic argument.

Although his verse was sometimes mocked by contemporaries, he was a fluent and flexible versifier and a master of poetic argument.

Never have the immense riches of Irish poetry been displayed to better advantage in this magnificent new collection. The Irish poetic tradition is generally not considered in its entirety. For the poetry in Irish, especially in the early and medieval periods, the emphasis is frequently specialist or linguistic, while the poetry in English is usually considered as an adjunct to the English tradition. Thomas Kinsella's new anthology views the tradition as a whole, with two major bodies of poetry in interaction--sharing, for a great part of their existence, a very painful history. The selection is divided into three "Books." Book I opens with the earliest, pre-Christian poetry in Old Irish and ends in the fourteenth century with the first Irish poetry in the English language. Book II, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, presents the age of bardic poetry, and the great poetry of its decline, with the "new" poetry in Irish that followed it, and the era of Swift and Goldsmith. Book III covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the beggar poet Raifteiri, in Irish, and his contemporary, Thomas Moore, to the work of a number of poets born about the time of Yeats's death. A feature of the anthology is the body of new translations by Thomas Kinsella. Versions have been used, where appropriate, from his 1981 publication, Poems of the Dispossessed: 1600-1900 (with The Midnight Court now completed) but new versions have been made for all other parts of the work. These amount to a significant new selection: of the early poetry (with some poems from the Latin), of four centuries of bardic poetry, and of a nubmer of modern poems. About the Editor: Thomas Kinsella, poet and translator, divides his time between Dublin and Philadelphia, where he is Professor of English at Temple University. Among his publications are the Tain (1969), Poems 1956-1973, Peppercanister Poems 1972-1978, An Duanaire: Poems of the Dispossessed 1600-1900, and Songs of the Psyche and Her Vertical Smile (1985). Features: A magnificent new collection of Irish verse that treats the tradition as a unified whole · Spans the body of poetry from the pre-Christian era to the present · Contains new translations of much verse originally written in Irish

Comments: (6)

Bradeya
This was a survey of Irish poetry from the earliest days (about 800) to the present. The poems were enjoyable for the most part -- I actually read the whole thing. There were some I didn't particularly like and I thought his choices among modern Irish poets was odd. However editors never please everyone. Overall I thought it was a good introduction and would recommend it.
Fonceiah
This is a very scholarly textbook. It absolutely does what it sets out to do: provide an academic overview of the breadth of the history of Irish and English poetry from Ireland. That being said, where's the humor? Where's the humanity? Political and ecclesiastical history are well represented, and there's blood and tragedy a'plenty; but where are the people? I have to assume that I purchased something with extremely flawed expectations, but maybe that will help you decide whether to buy it.
Avarm
I have been reading a series of novels based on Irish history during the great potato famine and emigration to America and this collection enhances the material in the novels.
Nagor
Absolutely incredible writing.
Andromajurus
The book is a gret companion I cn open it at any time and find an appropriate poem to match my mood.
Maridor
but this will do. I am interested in this particular literary tradition, and this dog-eared copy is worn but well worth the price. Again, just wish there were more of the contemporary folks.
The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse (Oxford Books of Verse) download epub
Poetry
Author: Thomas Kinsella
ISBN: 0192118684
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (September 18, 1986)
Pages: 457 pages