The poetry of Derek Mahon by Hugh Haughton

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .

Written in English

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  • In literature,
  • Criticism and interpretation

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-382) and index.

Book details

StatementHugh Haughton
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6063.A34 Z69 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 402 p. :
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24810439M
ISBN 109780199592623, 9780199215447
LC Control Number2011380842

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Now, ten years later, in this monumental Collected Poems, they have published all the poems the author "wishes to preserve" from the past four decades/5. Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in and now lives in Kinsale, County Cork. He has received numerous awards including the Irish Academy of Letters Award and the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize.

Recent titles—all from The Gallery Press—include Harbour Lights (), New Collected Poems (), and Echo’s Grove (translations, ). Derek Mahon – Irish poet, editor, critic, and essayist.

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Derek Mahon – An Overview Mahon’s poetry does not flinch from exposing human inadequacy, especially, but not exclusively, the pathology of the Northern Protestant people. Oates’s heroic gesture in ‘Antarctica’, the naked aggression in ‘As It Should Be’, the narrow bigotry in ‘Ecclesiastes’, and Bruce Ismay’s self-absorption.

New Selected Poems is a book of singular abundance and formal verve, featuring poems of rare vision and dramatic power by a consummate and resilient artist. Demonstrating the wide range of Derek Mahon's verse, from the early lyricism to a more expansive middle period ('New York Time', 'Decadence') and the flowering of his late style, it includes recent, uncollected work and culminates in Pages:   Review.

Review from previous edition With its bibliographical thoroughness, attention to biography, manuscripts friendships, and politics, its coverage of Mahon's journalism, reviews and translations as well as the poetry, and its extended close readings The Poetry of Derek Mahon is the model of what a book on a single poet out to be (Lucy McDiarmid, Times Literary Supplement)5/5(1).

Stephen Enniss maintains that too often critics have read Derek Mahon's poetry as if it were an impersonal commentary on Northern Ireland or a continuing dispute with modernity, and have Author: Mark Edmund Hutcheson. Derek Mahon Poetry 10 October Places like Kinsale, Rathlin and Donegal are idealised, but there is a subtext of cruelty associated with all three places because of history, climate, nature or commerce.

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American Art biology Book Reports Business chemistry computers Creative Writing Crime Culture Economics economy Education Employment English Ethics Family Films Finance Food Health History.Mahon was born in Belfast.

A journalist, screenwriter, and theater critic, he has published several works of poetry. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and has won many awards, including the Lannan Award and the C.

K. Scott-Moncrieff Translation Prize.

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