RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43323712 LA English T1 Befitting emblems of adversity : a modern Irish view of Edmund Spenser from W.B. Yeats to the present A1 Gardiner, David,, PB Creighton University Press PP Omaha, Neb. YR 2001 SN 188187138X 9781881871385 1881871398 9781881871392 AB "In "Befitting Emblems of Adversity," David Gardiner investigates the various national contexts in which Edmund Spenser's poetic project has been interpreted and represented by modern Irish poets, from the colonial context of Elizabethan Ireland to Yeats's use of Spenser as an aesthetic and political model of John Montague's reassessment of the reciprocal definitions of the poet and the nation through reference to Spenser, Gardiner also includes analysis of Spenser's influence on Northern Irish poets. And an afterword on the work of Thomas McCarthy, Sean Dunne, and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and others discuss how Montague's reinterpretation of Spenser influenced this most recent generation of Irish poets."--BOOK JACKET.