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The body and desire in contemporary Irish poetry

Author: Irene Gilsenan Nordin
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2006.
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Body and desire in contemporary Irish poetry.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607840941
Online version:
Body and desire in contemporary Irish poetry.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2006
(OCoLC)609291499
Named Person: Thomas Kinsella; Seamus Heaney; Medbh McGuckian
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Gilsenan Nordin
ISBN: 0716533685 9780716533689 0716533693 9780716533696
OCLC Number: 70286410
Description: viii, 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: The body politic: territorial reconfiguration and desire. Abject state: waste and the exile of the body in Northern Irish poetry / Scott Brewster. --
History's impasse: journey, haunt and trace in the poetry of Medbh McGuckian / Eluned Summers-Bremner. --
Thomas Kinsella's 'local knowledge' / Robert Brazeau. --
The body as ethical synecdoche in the writing of Seamus Heaney / Eugene O'Brien. --
Part II: The female body: women's sexual, maternal, ageing body and desire. 'Words we can grow old and die in': earth mother and ageing mother in Eavan Boland's poetry / Veronica House. --
'My being cries out to be incarnate': the Virgin Mary and female sexuality in contemporary Irish women's poetry / Michaela Schrage-Früh. --
'A song for every child I might have had': infertility and maternal loss in contemporary Irish poetry / Colleen A. Hynes. --
Part III: The existential body: the self and desire for the other. 'Like a wished-for body': dialogues of desire in the poetry of Medbh McGuckian / Elin Homsten. --
'Enough / is enough': suffering and desire in the poetry of Thomas Kinsella / Lucy Collins. --
Medbh McGuckian and the poetics of mourning / Helen Blakeman. --
Touch and go: Seamus Heaney and the transcendence of the aesthetic / Charles I. Armstrong. --
'Betwixt and between': the body as liminal threshold in the poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. / Irene Gilsenan Nordin.
Responsibility: edited by Irene Gilsenan Nordin.
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