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Poetry & peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland

Author: Richard Rankin Russell
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2010.
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Michael Longley and Seamus Heaney's lives and careers have been intertwined since the 1960s, when they participated in the Belfast Group of creative writers and later edited the literary journal Northern Review. In Poetry and Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell explores Longley's and Heaney's poetic fidelity to the imagination in the midst of the war in Northern  Read more...
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Named Person: Michael Longley; Michael Longley; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Michael Longley; Seamus Heaney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rankin Russell
ISBN: 9780268040314 0268040311
OCLC Number: 643323422
Description: xiv, 389 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Northern Irish poetry, imagination, and ethics --
Laying the foundations: the Belfast Group and Michael Longley's conciliatory cultural work --
Lighting out for the unknown territory: Longley's No continuing city --
Longley's poetry of war and peace --
Fragility and ceremony: Longley's pastorals, holocaust elegies and Asian miniatures --
"To make myself an echo chamber": Seamus Heaney's auditory imagination --
The road to Derry, Wintering out and North: Northern dialects, Northern violence --
Field work through The haw lantern: burrowing inward, looking outward --
Redressing reality: seeing things through district and circle --
Coda: poetry and the Northern Irish peace process.
Other Titles: Poetry and peace
Responsibility: Richard Rankin Russell.

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Michael Longley and Seamus Heaney's lives and careers have been intertwined since the 1960s, when they participated in the Belfast Group of creative writers and later edited the literary journal Northern Review. In Poetry and Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell explores Longley's and Heaney's poetic fidelity to the imagination in the midst of the war in Northern Ireland and their creation, through poetry, of a powerful cultural and sacred space. This space, Russell argues, has contributed to cultural and religious dialog and thus helped enable reconciliation after the years of the Troubles. The first chapter examines the influence of the Belfast Group on Longley and Heaney's shared aesthetic of poetry. Successive chapters analyze major works of both poets. Russell offers close readings of poems in the context of the poets' cultural and political concerns for the province. He concludes by showing how thoroughly their poetic language has entered the cultural, educational, and political discourse of contemporary Northern Ireland as it pursues the process of peace.

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"Russell's book is valuable in giving full attention to the work of Michael Longley, a poet of great range and variety who has been unjustly overlooked in some quarters. The book is additionally Read more...

 
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