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Irish Poetry Under the Union, 1801-1924 (Paperback) (Matthew Campbell)

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This book retells the story of Irish poetry written in English between the union of Britain and Ireland in 1801 and the early years of the Irish Free State. Through careful poetic and historical analysis, Matthew Campbell offers ways to read that poetry as ruptured, musical, translated and new. The book starts with the Romantic songs and parodies of nationalist and unionist writers - Moore, Mahony, Ferguson and Mangan - in times of defeat, resurgence and famine. It continues through a discussion of English Victorian poets such as Tennyson, Arnold and Hopkins, who wrote Irish poems as the British Empire unraveled. Campbell's treatment ends with Yeats, seeking a new poetry emerging from under union in times of violence and civil war. The book offers both a literary history of nineteenth-century Irish poetry and a way of reading it for scholars of Irish studies as well as Romantic and Victorian literature.
Number of Pages: 264.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: European / English + Irish + Scottish + Welsh
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Matthew Campbell
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51172421
UPC: 9781107622845
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2491

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