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The lamentation of the dead : inaugural lecture by the professor of poetry in the University of Oxford, given on 25 October 1984

Author: Peter Levi; Eileen O'Connell
Publisher: London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1984.
Series: Serie Poetica, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peter Levi's inaugural lecture as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford discusses the lamentation of the dead in written and oral poetry from Homer and the Bible to recent times, by way of Shakespeare, Milton and the Serbian epics. He puts forward the view that 'The Lament for Arthur O'Leary', composed by his widow Eileen O'Connell, is among the finest examples of the lamentation of the dead, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Laments
Poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levi, Peter.
Lamentation of the dead.
London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1984
(OCoLC)567966777
Named Person: Arthur O'Leary; Eileen O'Connell; Arthur O'Leary
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Levi; Eileen O'Connell
ISBN: 0856461407 9780856461408
OCLC Number: 15486603
Notes: The lament for Arthur O'Leary is a translation of: Cuíne Airt Í Laere, written after his death in 1773 by his widow.
Description: 40 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Lamentation of the dead / Levi, Peter, 1931- --
Lament of Arthur O'Leary / O'Connell, Eileen.
Series Title: Serie Poetica, 19.
Other Titles: Lament for Arthur O'Leary.
Responsibility: Peter Levi ; with the lament for Arthur O'Leary / by Eileen O'Connell ; translated by Eilís Dillon.

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