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McGuckian, Medbh 1950-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 9,489 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Dedicatee, Narrator
Classifications: PR6063.C5, 821.914
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On Ballycastle Beach by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 libraries worldwide
The flower master by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Venus and the rain by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Irish and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Marconi's cottage by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Captain Lavender by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
"Readers of Captain Lavender, especially if they are among the enthusiastic followers of the four previous volumes, will find McGuckian here, for various reasons, easing into clarity, even relaxing into a vulnerable openness. First, as do other truly innovative writers, McGuckian has taught us to read her vision of the world. Secondly, McGuckian's recent experiences teaching political prisoners - self-styled "saviors" of their causes - enter indirectly into many of these poems, particularly in section two. As her comment on this volume, McGuckian chose as epigraph a statement from Picasso's letters: "I have not painted the war ... but I have no doubt that the war is in ... these paintings I have done.""--Jacket
Selected poems, 1978-1994 by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
16 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Generous selections from each of Medbh McGuckian's five books serve as an introduction to this gloriously gifted- and pioneering - poet, as a stock-taking moment to reconsider her luxuriant constructions, and as a welcome occasion to learn further how to receive the signals of her opulent imagination. The sensual, rhapsodic implications of her early work and the engagement of more recent poems with the politics of her native province represent a convincing vision. Selected Poems marries intellectual and emotional courage with vital language, startling but appropriate images, and beguiling art
The water horse by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Irish and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Shelmalier by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 libraries worldwide
The currach requires no harbours by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
This is the author's 11th collection of poetry
The book of the angel by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
"These poems use the millennial standpoint to contemplate the eternally unfathomable mystery of the Incarnation. The divine and secular are held in solution by a series of vignettes of the Annunciation, followed by a visitation to the most this-worldly and carnal paradise of Hollywood, Los Angeles." "Included are responses to the apocalyptic wars engendered by September 11, but ultimately the book's focus is on personal triumph over the forces of dissolution and the possibility for human salvation through the advent into this life of extraordinary and exceptionally loveable individuals, who may or may not be akin to what we mean by 'angels'."--BOOK JACKET
The soldiers of year II by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Her language is like the inner lining of consciousness, the inner lining of English itself, and it moves amphibiously between the dreamlife and her actual domestic and historical experience as a woman in late-twentieth-century Ireland. --Seamus Heaney
My love has fared inland by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Drawing ballerinas by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The high caul cap by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
On Cutting One's Finger While Reaching for JasmineWillowware Cup; Sweet Dream Just Before Christmas; Sandpaper Letters; The Meaning of Margaret's Hands; Seated Woman; The Mercyseat; The Spirit of the Mother; The High Caul Cap; Sunburst in E Major; The Vine Forestlight; Rose Inhabited by a Bee; Master of the Female Half-lengths; The Doll Funeral; A Death Horoscope; Dormition: Madonna with Trees; Gold Star Mother; The Plumrose Anemone; Operation Spring Wind; The Honey Vision; Ascent to Perception Temple; The Wearing of Brooches; The Mules that Angels Ride; The Skull Nest; Dúlamán; Sung Death
Had I a thousand lives by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
"The graph of this memorial collection, honouring the bicentenary of the resistance organizers Robert Emmet and Thomas Russell (both were executed in 1803), and what Dante calls their willingness to be unmade, is rooted in the consequent loss of Irish identity throughout the nineteenth century and concludes in meditations on the concentration camps of modern Europe." "Images of mourning and tribute, addressing the erosion of language and recent ceasefires in the North, permeate the nervous system of the book. Above all, Had I a Thousand Lives weighs the morality of its heroes' compulsion towards self-sacrifice in the cause of political advancement."--Jacket
The face of the earth by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Blaris Moor by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The title of Medbh McGuckian’s newest volume, Blaris Moor, refers to a traditional ballad that commemorates the trial and execution in 1797 of four militia men condemned by the authorities as members of the United Irishmen. The United Irishmen were so named because their failed Rebellion of 1798—among the worst bloodshed Ireland has ever known—was meant to unite Protestants and Catholics. Always steeped in sensual longing, McGuckian’s poems are historically complex invocations of such volatile landscapes, shedding light on the workings of the private world behind the public conflict
Two women, two shores : poems by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The unfixed horizon : new selected poems by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Horsepower pass by! : a study of the car in the poetry of Seamus Heaney by Medbh McGuckian( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (246)
Irish (5)
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