Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381878

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Contemporary Irish Women Poets

Memory and Estrangement

Lucy Collins

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first study of contemporary Irish women poets to interrogate the relationship between private and public histories in a theoretically informed way.
  • The first book to engage with both mainstream and avant-garde Irish women poets and to combine key figures—Eavan Boland and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin - with younger or less well-known poets such as Mairéad Byrne and Vona Groarke.
  • Presents sustained readings of four important poets, together with integrated explorations of important themes and patterns in the work of contemporary Irish women poets: in this way it highlights the links between singular achievement and collective developments, which is a particularly valuable dynamic in the study of women writers.

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