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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Molino, Michael R., 1956-
Questioning tradition, language, and myth.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c1994
|Named Person:||Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney; Seamus Heaney|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael R Molino
|ISBN:||0813207967 9780813207964 0813207975 9780813207971|
|Description:||xi, 215 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||1. A Question of Tradition --
2. Excavating and (Re)inscribing Tradition --
3. Flying by the Nets of Language and Nationality --
4. From Artifact to Artifice: A Disjunctive Transformation in North --
5. Tradition(s) and the Individual Talents: Heaney, The Crane Bag, and the Field Day Theatre Company --
6. "Alive and Violated": Acknowledging both Song and Suffering in Field Work and Station Island --
7. The Forged Conscience of Race: "Sweeney Redivivus," The Haw Lantern, and Seeing Things.
|Responsibility:||Michael R. Molino.|
Molino rejects the notion that Heaney burrows into archetypes in hopes of discovering or reviving a lost origin or lost ties to the past; he also rejects the notion that Heaney turns to the past in order to evade current political and cultural conflicts facing Ireland. In the author's view, Heaney explores the multiplicity of voices that constitute Ireland's traditions, literature, and history. Amid these voices the British question lingers, as Heaney must acknowledge a debt to the British literary tradition while recognizing Britain's long history of hegemony in Ireland. This comprehensive, up-to-date study is founded in a variety of critical and theoretical sources, including Heaney's own critical and creative writing, the standard critical assessments of Heaney's poetry, and the influential theoretical writings that emphasize poststructural, social-text, or postcolonial analysis.