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Longley, Edna

Overview
Works: 44 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 4,381 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6025.A316, 821.9
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Poetry in the wars by Edna Longley( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A language not to be betrayed : selected prose of Edward Thomas by Edward Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bloodaxe book of 20th century poetry from Britain and Ireland( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living stream : literature & revisionism in Ireland by Edna Longley( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These ideas inform her consideration of such topics as: the historical imaginations of Northern Irish poets; Belfast in literature; Protestant writers after Irish Independence; the Thirties generation of Northern Irish writers; the influence of Louis MacNeice; aesthetic differences between poetry from the North and from the Republic
Louis MacNeice by John Press( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling new study of one of the century's most memorable poets, Jon Stallworthy has produced an outstanding full-scale biography of Louis MacNeice, drawing on the testimony of family, friends, lovers, and MacNeice's extensive unpublished correspondence and papers." "Stallworthy, whose Wilfred Owen was described by Graham Greene as "one of the finest biographies of our time," has produced another no less remarkable life of an equally haunting figure. MacNeice's mother died when he was seven and Stallworthy shows how his imagination transmuted her ghostly presence, and the powerful presence of his father, into an elemental opposition structuring most of what he would write - from anguished indictments of his native Ireland to poignant love poems."--Jacket
The selected Paul Durcan by Paul Durcan( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Irish and Scottish poetry by Peter Mackay( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparative reading of modern Irish and Scottish poetry
Incorrigibly plural : Louis MacNeice and his legacy by Fran Brearton( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorrigibly Plural celebrates the diversity and vitality of Louis MacNeice's writing. Poets and critics illuminate the work of a writer whose achievement and influence is increasingly recognised as central to modern poetry in English. Contributions include responses to MacNeice by poets such as Paul Farley, Leontia Flynn, Nick Laird, Derek Mahon, Glyn Maxwell and Paul Muldoon; discussions by critics such as Neil Corcoran, Valentine Cunningham, Hugh Haughton, Peter McDonald and Clair Wills; and more biographical accounts, including a memoir by MacNeice's son, the late Dan MacNeice. For e
Poetry & posterity by Edna Longley( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annotated collected poems by Edward Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Thomas wrote a lifetime's poetry in two years. Already a dedicated prose writer and influential critic, he became a poet only in December 1914. In April 1917 he was killed at Arras. This book includes all his poems and draws on freshly available archive material
Yeats and Modern Poetry by Edna Longley( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and critics commonly align W.B. Yeats with Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and the modernist movement at large. This incisive study from renowned poetry critic Edna Longley argues that Yeats's presence and influence in modern poetry have been sorely misunderstood. Longley disputes the value of modernist critical paradigms and suggests alternative perspectives for interpreting Yeats - perspectives based on his own criticism, and on how Ireland shaped both his criticism and his poetry. Close readings of particular poems focus on structure, demonstrating how radically Yeats's approach to poetic form differs from that of Pound and Eliot. Longley discusses other twentieth-century poets in relation to Yeats's insistence on tradition, and offers valuable insights into the work of Edward Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Wilfred Owen, Hugh MacDiarmid, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Geoffrey Hill, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. Her postscript addresses key issues in contemporary poetry by taking a fresh look at Yeats's enduring legacy. -from back cover
Across a roaring hill : the Protestant imagination in modern Ireland : essays in honour of John Hewitt( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-culturalism : the view from the two Irelands by Edna Longley( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two of Ireland's most outspoken critics and cultural commentators, Edna Longley from the North and Declan Kiberd from the South, put forward views on the constrasting directions in which the two societies on the island are moving. Professor Longley asks whether Northerners will increasingly identify with Northern Ireland as a shared point of reference. Will they develop a more flexible sense of their relations with the Republic and a post-devolution Britain? Professor Kiberd asks whether a newly prosperous and confident Republic is genuinely embracing multi-culturalism. Is it moving towards a post-nationalist society which commits its citizens to a truly pluralist vision? What does it mean to be Irish at the turn of the twenty-first century?"--Jacket
The selected James Simmons by James Simmons( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and last poems : (arranged in chronological order of composition) by Edward Thomas( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture in Ireland--division or diversity? : proceedings of the Cultures of Ireland Group Conference, 27-28 September 1991 by Edna Longley( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice in Wormland : selected poems by Dorothy Hewett( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated volume based on the "Alice" poems composed by poet and playwright Dorothy Hewett (autograph inside back cover), titled "Alice in Wormland". Sepia toned black and white photographs and photographic collages are framed in polaroid borders. The book consists of 32 pages and 33 photographic images. A second folder contains some sample images and slides showing the completed book
That accusing eye : Yeats and his Irish Readers( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cathleen to anorexia : the breakdown of Irelands by Edna Longley( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland (Ulster) Scotland : concepts, contexts, comparisons by ISAI 2002( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Longley, Edna

Longley, Edna 1940-

Languages
English (157)

Covers
Modern Irish and Scottish poetryPoetry & posterityThe annotated collected poemsMulti-culturalism : the view from the two Irelands