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Published: 15 February 2001

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780198186373

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Starting Lines in Scottish, Irish, and English Poetry

From Burns to Heaney

Fiona Stafford

  • An intriguing study of work by a wide-ranging choice of poets, from Burns and Coleridge to Carson, Coward, and Heaney.
  • Close reading illuminates these poets' encounters with particular works by earlier poets - from other parts of the British Isles - and how the dynamics of both new text and source are affected by issues of nationhood and cultural tradition.