The art of Brian Coffey (Book, 2000) []
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The art of Brian Coffey

The art of Brian Coffey

Author: Dónal Moriarty
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although his work is still undervalued, Brian Coffey (1905-95) is an important figure in Irish poetry. Proceeding from an independently established yet coherent aesthetic, he was one of a small number of poets who rejected the high style of Yeats. The non-mimetic mode of his poetry, which relies as much upon sound as it does upon sense for its principal effects, poses particular problems for Irish readers. The

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moriarty, Dónal.
Art of Brian Coffey.
Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2000
Named Person: Brian Coffey; Brian Coffey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dónal Moriarty
ISBN: 1900621436 9781900621434 1900621444 9781900621441
OCLC Number: 43338881
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chronology of Brian Coffey; somatic rhythms; "Third Person" (1938); Coffey's method of translation; sound and metrics in "Advent" (1975) and "Death of Hector".
Responsibility: Dónal Moriarty.


A study of the Irish modernist poet, Brian Coffey (1905-95), whose work has always been regarded as difficult. This text aims to explain how the poems release their meaning and guide the reader in  Read more...


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"A first-class academic study, particularly pleasant to hand and eye, with a useful chronology of Coffey's life, sources, bibliography, index." Books Ireland Summer 2000 "Donal Moriarty [has] Read more...

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