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Reading Michael Longley

Author: Fran Brearton
Publisher: Tarset, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michael Longley has been called 'one of the finest lyric poets of our century' (John Burnside). This study is the first full-length assessment of his work, and looks in turn at all the major collections he has published over the past 40 years, and at the extraordinary growth of his reputation and influence." "In this book, Fran Brearton draws on letters, manuscripts, published and personal interviews with Michael  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brearton, Fran.
Reading Michael Longley.
Tarset, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books, c2006
(OCoLC)683314201
Named Person: Michael Longley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fran Brearton
ISBN: 1852246820 9781852246822 1852246839 9781852246839
OCLC Number: 71006161
Description: 285 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Fran Brearton.
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Relates the development of Michael Longley's poetry to the literary and political history of Northern Ireland, and to the Irish poetic tradition from Yeats. In placing Longley's poetry in a network  Read more...

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