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Selected Poems: Seán Ó Ríordáin

Sewell, Frank, ed. (2014) Selected Poems: Seán Ó Ríordáin. 288 pp. Yale University Press in association with Cló Iar-Chonnacht. ISBN 978-0-300-19058-8 [Book (edited)]

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This selection of poems brings many of Ó Ríordáin’s works to English-language readers for the first time. The poems appear in their original Irish alongside English translations by some of Ireland's leading poets in English and / or Irish (including Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Eilish Martin, Mary O'Malley, Colm Breathnach and Paddy Bushe). Also included for the first time in English is Ó Ríordáin’s introduction to his first collection, Eireaball Spideoige (1952), an extraordinary touchstone of critical insight for poets and literary commentators. This new selected poems (with an introduction by Frank Sewell) reflects Ó Ríordáin’s seven main concerns: poetry and its place in the artist’s life; the plural self; the relationship between the individual and society; gender relations; the nature of animals; Ireland, its language and culture; and mortality.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:28831
Deposited By: Dr Frank Sewell
Deposited On:11 Mar 2014 11:10
Last Modified:11 Mar 2014 11:10

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