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The poetry of Derek Mahon

Author: Elmer Kennedy-Andrews
Publisher: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire : Colin Smythe ; New York : Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Ulster editions and monographs, 11.
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"As the first major book-length study of the poetry of Derek Mahon, this volume of fourteen essays represents a long overdue account and assessment of one of the foremost living English language poets not only in Irish poetry but world-wide."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Ulster Symposium (4th : 1998 : University of Ulster)
Poetry of Derek Mahon.
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire : Colin Smythe ; New York : Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)683578390
Named Person: Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elmer Kennedy-Andrews
ISBN: 0861404254 9780861404254
OCLC Number: 52312865
Notes: "This volume contains the proceedings of the University of Ulster's fourth Ulster Symposium, which was held on 17th-19th September 1998"--P. 1.
Description: viii, 361 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the critical context / Elmer Kennedy-Andrews --
Looking back from The yellow book / Edna Longley --
Heirs and graces : the influence and example of Derek Mahon / Gerald Dawe --
'Solving ambiguity': the secular mysticism of Derek Mahon / Bruce Stewart --
Derek Mahon : history, mute phenomena and beyond / Jerzy Jarniewicz --
'Weird/haecceity' : place in Derek Mahon's poetry / Eamonn Hughes --
Rhythm and revision in Mahon's poetic development / Michael Allen --Derek Mahon and the visual arts / Richard York --
'The importance of elsewhere': Mahon and translation / Hugh Haughton --
Derek Mahon : coming in from the cold / Frank Sewell --
'The soul of silence' : Derek Mahon's masculinities / John Goodby --'Resident alien' : America in the poetry of Derek Mahon / Neil Corcoran --
The twilight of the cities : Derek Mahon's dark cinema / Stan Smith --
Apocalypse now and then : The yellow book / Patrick Crotty.
Series Title: Ulster editions and monographs, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Elmer Kennedy-Andrews.
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This volume of 14 essays demonstrates the variety and complexity of Mahon's work, a poetry of the "ironic conscience", sceptical, sophisticated, urbane; a poetry of transit between centres and  Read more...

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"The quality of analysis, argument, and writing is consistently high. Like The Poetry of Michael Longley, ...this is an excellent addition to the literature on Irish poetry."--Choice

 
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