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The poetry of Derek Mahon

The poetry of Derek Mahon

Author: Hugh Haughton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast in 1942, is one of the leading poets of his time, both in Ireland and beyond, famously offering a perspective that is displaced from as much as grounded in his native country. From prodigious beginnings to prolific maturity, he has been, through thick and thin, through troubled times and other, a writer profoundly committed to the art and craft of poetry, and to forging a poetic idiom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon; Derek Mahon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Haughton
ISBN: 9780199215447 0199215448
OCLC Number: 123113539
Description: vii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : the poetics of home --
2. Forging an identity : 'Night-crossing' --
3. The ironic conscience : 'Lives' --
4. The poetry of afterlives : 'The snow party' --
5. Writing crisis : 'The sea in winter' --
6. The time of exile : 'The hunt by night' and 'Antarctica' --
7. Poet in New York : 'The Hudson letter' --
8. 'The yellow book' and the 'Fin de siècle' --
9. A new wave : 'Harbour lights.'
Responsibility: Hugh Haughton.


Leading Irish poet Derek Mahon has written some of the key poems of our age. In this landmark study, Hugh Haughton 'pens up Mahon's work before our eyes, balancing critical overview with illuminating  Read more...


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'The Poetry of Derek Mahon' is the model of what a book on a single poet ought to be. Lucy McDiarmid, Times Literary Supplement With its bibliographical thoroughness, attention to biography, Read more...

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