International Who's Who in Poetry 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.

The Cold of May Day Monday

An Approach to Irish Literary History

Author: Robert Anthony Welch

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 388

The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

Reading Zadie Smith

The First Decade and Beyond

Author: Philip Tew

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 213

Since the publication of White Teeth in 2000, Zadie Smith has become one of the most popular contemporary writers and also one of the mostly widely studied. Taking criticism of Smith's work beyond its traditional focus on postcolonialism and multicultural identity, Reading Zadie Smith brings together leading international scholars to open up new directions in criticism of Smith's work. Covering such key topics as posthumanism, 'hysterical realism', religion, identity and ethics, this book brings together a full range of current critical perspectives to explore not only Smith's novels but also her short stories, her criticism and her non-fiction writing.

The Best American Poetry 2004

Series Editor David Lehman

Author: Lyn Hejinian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 239

An anthology of contemporary poets presents works that reflect the diversity in American poetry

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 590

View: 881

Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

Modernism and Music

An Anthology of Sources

Author: Daniel Albright

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 917

If in earlier eras music may have seemed slow to respond to advances in other artistic media, during the modernist age it asserted itself in the vanguard. Modernism and Music provides a rich selection of texts on this moment, some translated into English for the first time. It offers not only important statements by composers and critics, but also musical speculations by poets, novelists, philosophers, and others-all of which combine with Daniel Albright's extensive, interlinked commentary to place modernist music in the full context of intellectual and cultural history.

The 2008 Rhysling Anthology

Author: Drew Morse

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC


Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 712

Mythic, speculative, macabre, science fictional, weird, fantastic, dystopian, dark, cosmic, magical, surreal, astrological, elfin, supernatural, futurist, spiritual, horrific, mystical, astronomic, grotesque, ethereal, folkloric, utopian, scientific, terrifying, starry, spectral-regardless of the differences in their emphases, the 96 poems published in this, the 31st-annual RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY, have two things in common: in privileging the imagination, they explore realms and ideas that hover outside the confines of our largely rational and empiric daily realities; and of all such poems published in 2007, the explorations undertaken herein are the most innovative and nuanced-and the most masterfully articulated.

Oxford Poets 2004

Author: David Constantine

Publisher: Carcanet Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 672

This anthology follows the OxfordPoets anthologies of 2000, 2001 and 2002. It introduces a number of new poets who are beginning to make their way. The collection celebrates the diversity of the Oxford list (since 1999 an imprint of Carcanet Press in association with the English Faculty of the University of Oxford). County Cork in 1945; teaches Mediaeval English at Wadham College, Oxford and has published four books of poems. David Constantine, an authority on Holderlin, is a poet and a freelance translator.

Mays 2003

The May Anthologies

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Varsity Publications Ltd



Page: 200

View: 534