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Befitting emblems of adversity : a modern Irish view of Edmund Spenser from W.B. Yeats to the present

Author: David Gardiner
Publisher: Omaha, Neb. : Creighton University Press, ©2001.
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"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  Read more...
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Gardiner, David, 1967-
Befitting emblems of adversity.
Omaha, Neb. : Creighton University Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606528808
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; W B Yeats; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; John Montague; John Montague
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gardiner
ISBN: 188187138X 9781881871385 1881871398 9781881871392
OCLC Number: 43323712
Description: xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reading Spenser, Writing Ireland --
The Greening of Edmund Spenser: W. B. Yeats and Edward Dowden --
The Island of The Statues (1885) --
"Barbarous Truth": Fashioning an Irish Spenser (1886-1902) --
The "Laureled Poet" and "Tongues of Steel": The Poems of Edmund Spenser (1906) --
Master of The Common Tongue: "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited" (1938) --
"The Last Bard of The O'Neills": The Poetry of John Montague --
The Passage Into Spenser's Ireland --
The Rough Field (1972) --
"Theire Howse, There Bed, And Their Garment": John Montague and The Spenserian Mantle --
Afterword: "No woods can answer and no echoes ring": Contemporary Cork Poets and Edmund Spenser.
Responsibility: by David Gardiner.
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In this volume, David Gardiner investigates the national contexts in which Edmund Spenser's poetic project has been interpreted and represented by modern Irish poets. There is also an analysis of  Read more...

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