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Brearton, Fran

Works: 11 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 1,902 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR8858, 821.00809415
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Most widely held works by Fran Brearton
The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout--chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics--allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others."--Publisher's website
Reading Michael Longley by Fran Brearton( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 libraries worldwide
"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 Longley, as well as on his memoir, Tuppenny Stung, and his recent researches into his father's military career. She shows how his poetry is shaped by the dislocation and tensions of his English parentage and Irish upbringing, making him one of the most imaginatively various and formally inventive poets writing today."--Jacket
Modern Irish poetry : an anthology by Peter Mackay( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"To compare modern Irish and Scottish poetry is to change the critical axis. It is to unsettle categories like the "English lyric" or "Anglo-American modernism". We might begin with two Irish-Scottish poetic encounters a century apart. The Rhymers' Club, which foregathered in 1890s London, laid crucial foundations for modern poetry in English, and established the prototype for later avant-garde coteries. The Club's make-up was strikingly "archipelagic": a term that will recur in this introduction. The Rhymers' Club marks a space where literary and cultural traditions from different parts of the British Isles came into play; where late nineteenth-century aestheticism met Celticism; and, more materially, where Irish, Scottish and Welsh poets competed for metropolitan attention - W.B. Yeats with particular success"--
Incorrigibly plural : Louis MacNeice and his legacy by Fran Brearton( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Illuminating the work of a writer whose achievement and influence is increasingly recognized as central to modern poetry in English, this record is a celebration of the diversity and vitality of Louis MacNeice's writing. With contributions by fellow poets and critics-such as Neil Corcoran, Paul Farley, Leontia Flynn, Derek Mahon, Peter McDonald, and Clair Wills among others-it features a memoir by MacNeice's son, the late Dan MacNeice, and various biographical accounts. More than a retrospective work of criticism, this compilation also offers insight into MacNeice's complex political awareness
Last before America : Irish and American writing ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Michael allen : close readings by Fran Brearton( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Close readings : essays on Irish poetry by Michael Allen( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The persistence of beauty : Victorians to moderns ( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A new sword on an old anvil : W. B. Yeats, Robert Graves, and the Anglo-Irish tradition by Fran Brearton( Article )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Love poet, carpenter : Michael Longley at seventy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Scotland and the First World War : myth, memory, and the legacy of Bannockburn by Fran Brearton( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Scotland and the First World War: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Bannockburn is a collection of new interdisciplinary essays interrogating the trans-historical myths of nation, belonging and martial identity that shaped Scotland's encounter with the First World War. In a series of thematically linked essays, experts from the fields of literature, history and cultural studies examine how Scotland remembers war, and how remembering war has shaped Scotland
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