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The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, Paperback / softback Book

The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse Paperback / softback

Edited by Thomas Kinsella

Part of the Oxford books of verse series


This 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780192801920



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