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Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stones: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence - Irish Literature, History & Culture Series (Hardback)
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Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stones: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence - Irish Literature, History & Culture Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 25/06/1999
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For over 30 years, Northern Ireland has witnessed a profound civil conflict, often very violent, known as "The Troubles". It is perhaps paradoxical that the province is also the home of some of the finest poets writing in English today. In this study, Jonathan Hufstader examines how a number of Northern Irish poets, including Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon, have explored fully the resources of language and poetic form in their various responses to cultural conflict and political violence. Focusing on both the stylistic features of the poetry and its social and political contexts, Hufstader explores these poets' often conflicting claims to solidarity and artistic integrity, providing an analysis of the vexed relationship between lyric poetry, violence and society.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813121062
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Hufstader's own elegant writing conveys some of the lyric power found in the poetry." -- "Choice"


"Ambitious, provocative, and ultimately disturbing.... Should ignite lively debate in the years to come." -- "Irish Literary Supplement"


"A searching, honest, and impressive analysis of some of the best poetry written in the English language in our time." -- "Jonathan Allison, series editor"


"Shows how a number of contemporary Northern Irish poets -- Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Ciaran Carson, and Medbh McGuckian -- explore the resources of language and poetic form in their various responses to cultural conflict and political violence." -- "McCormick Messenger"


"Successfully repositions the focus onto the poetry rather than the historical forces working around the poetry." -- "South Atlantic Review"


"Hufstader's own elegant writing conveys some of the lyric power found in the poetry." -- Choice


"Ambitious, provocative, and ultimately disturbing.... Should ignite lively debate in the years to come." -- Irish Literary Supplement


"A searching, honest, and impressive analysis of some of the best poetry written in the English language in our time." -- Jonathan Allison, series editor


"Shows how a number of contemporary Northern Irish poets -- Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Ciaran Carson, and Medbh McGuckian -- explore the resources of language and poetic form in their various responses to cultural conflict and political violence." -- McCormick Messenger


"Successfully repositions the focus onto the poetry rather than the historical forces working around the poetry." -- South Atlantic Review


-Hufstader's own elegant writing conveys some of the lyric power found in the poetry.- -- Choice


-Ambitious, provocative, and ultimately disturbing.... Should ignite lively debate in the years to come.- -- Irish Literary Supplement


-A searching, honest, and impressive analysis of some of the best poetry written in the English language in our time.- -- Jonathan Allison, series editor


-Shows how a number of contemporary Northern Irish poets -- Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Ciaran Carson, and Medbh McGuckian -- explore the resources of language and poetic form in their various responses to cultural conflict and political violence.- -- McCormick Messenger


-Successfully repositions the focus onto the poetry rather than the historical forces working around the poetry.- -- South Atlantic Review

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