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: 19/07/2001
- Category: Poetry
- ISBN: 9780192801920