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Longley, Michael 1939-

Overview
Works: 251 works in 546 publications in 2 languages and 9,094 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Essays  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: PR6062.O515, 821.914
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Poems 1963-1983 by Michael Longley( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorse fires by Michael Longley( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost orchid by Michael Longley( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Michael Longley( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Longley has been called 'one of the finest lyric poets of our time'. In assembling the work of 40 years, his 'Collected Poems' displays a brilliantly sustained achievement whose depth, beauty and wit can now be fully appreciated
The weather in Japan by Michael Longley( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the space of two collections, Gorse Fires (1991) and The Ghost Orchid (1995), Michael Longley broke a long poetic silence and redrew the map of poetry at the end of the millennium. The Weather in Japan consolidates and expands the vision of those volumes, leading the reader through the various hells we have made this century. Preferring to see the horrors of political violence through the filter of the domestic, pointing up the fragility of the order we create, he takes us from the fields of Flanders, through Terezin and Auschwitz to the troubled north of Ireland. And, in images drawn from the west of Ireland, Italy, America and Japan, he explores the fundamentals of 'home' and 'civilisation'."--Jacket
Selected poems, 1963-1980 by Michael Longley( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow water by Michael Longley( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems collected in Snow Water find their gravity and centre in Michael Longley's adopted home in west Mayo, but range widely in their attention - from ancient Greece to Paris and Pisa, from Central Park to the trenches of the Somme. In these meditations on nature and mortality, there is a depth and delicacy, a state of lucid wonder, that allow for the easy companionship of love poem and elegy, hymns to marriage and friendship and lyric explorations of loss." "Though the embodiment of these themes is often found in the wildlife of Carrigskeewaun - the plovers and oystercatchers and whooper swans, the hares and otters, the marsh marigolds and yellow flags - Snow Water is emphatically a celebration of humanity. These are all, in a way, poems of love and kinship - even the magnificent sequence that links the horrors of the Great War with those of the Trojan War, and with all the wars between."--BOOK JACKET
Selected poems by Michael Longley( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Longley's life in Northern Ireland has contributed to the complexity of a poetic universe where love, friendship and aesthetics contend with war, death and violence. This is Longley's own selection from 30 years of writing
No continuing city; poems, 1963-1968 by Michael Longley( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred doors by Michael Longley( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Longley has remarkable powers of reinvention. In 'A Hundred Doors' a sinuous short line complements his variations on pentameter and hexameter
The echo gate : poems, 1975-79 by Michael Longley( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man lying on a wall : poems 1972-75 by Michael Longley( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Louis MacNeice( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty poems by this 20th-century British poet. Includes An Eclogue for Christmas from Poems, 1935, Carrickfergus from The Earth Compels, and Conferences, Adjournments, Ultimatumns from Autumn Journal
Selected poems by Robert Graves( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems from a major twentieth century poet. It demonstrates his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary
The stairwell by Michael Longley( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Stairwell, his tenth collection, Michael Longley's themes and forms reach a new intensity. The second part of the book is a powerful sequence of elegies for his twin brother, Peter, and the dominant mood elsewhere is elegiac
Selected poems of Louis MacNeice by Louis MacNeice( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel Hill by Michael Longley( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remote townland in County Mayo, Carrigskeewaun has been for nearly fifty years Michael Longley's home-from-home, his soul-landscape. Its lakes and mountains, wild animals and flowers, its moody seas and skies have for decades lit up his poetry. Now they overflow into 'Angel Hill', his exuberant new collection. In addition, Longley has been exploring Lochalsh in the Western Highlands where his daughter the painter Sarah Longley now lives with her family. She has opened up for him her own soul-landscape with its peculiar shapes and intense colours. In 'Angel Hill' the imaginations of poet and painter intermingle and two exacting wildernesses productively overlap
An exploded view: poems 1968-72 by Michael Longley( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th-century Irish poems( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a particularly turbulent century that witnessed, among other things, emigration, the 1916 uprising, world wars, the Troubles and the hunger strikes, the shifting perspectives of the poets, reporting on events in close-up or as noises-off, offer a unique commentary from the front line
Louis MacNeice poems by Louis MacNeice( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series a contemporary poet selects and introduces another poet of a different generation whom they have particularly admired. This selection of Louis MacNeice poems are selected by Michael Longley
 
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The ghost orchidCollected poemsThe weather in JapanSnow waterSelected poemsA hundred doorsSelected poemsSelected poems of Louis MacNeice
Alternative Names
Michael Longley dichter uit Ierland

Michael Longley irländsk poet

Michael Longley irsk poet

Michael Longley nordirischer Dichter

Michael Longley poeta irlandese

Michael Longley poeta irlandzki

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Languages
English (257)

Albanian (1)