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Northern Irish Poetry

The American Connection

Authors: Kennedy-Andrews, E.

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About this book

Through discussion of the ways in which major Northern Irish poets (such as John Hewitt, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Louis MacNeice and Derek Mahon) have been influenced by America, this study shows how Northern Irish poetry overspills national borders, complicating and enriching itself through cross-cultural interaction and hybridity.

About the authors

Elmer Kennedy-Andrews is Professor of English at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. In addition to his many contributions to journals and edited volumes, he is the author of Writing Home: Poetry and Place in Northern Ireland (2008), (De-)constructing the North: Fiction and the Northern Ireland Troubles (2003), and editor of volumes of essays on Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon.

Reviews

“It is a book probably best suited to an American audience as a well-researched and extremely readable introduction to Northern Irish poetry that uses connections to America—experiential, imaginative, geographic, and literary—as starting points for its commentary. … Kennedy-Andrews’s book is indeed wide-ranging in scope and demonstrates the author’s obvious scholarly enthusiasm for the Northern Irish poetry addressed.” (Gail McConnell, breac.nd.edu, February, 2017)

“In his fascinating recent study Northern Irish Poetry: The American Connection, Elmer Kennedy-Andrews contends that there are ‘webs of connection’ … that tie together Northern Irish poets with one another and with their American antecedents, whether or not they are aware of these entanglements. … makes a convincing case for the importance of American influence in contemporary Northern Irish poetry. Additionally, it paves the way for future criticism with a similarly flexible and inquisitive attitude.” (Tara Stubbs, Irish Studies Review, May, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Transnational Poetics

    Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer

    Pages 1-26

  • John Montague: ‘Circling to Return’

    Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer

    Pages 27-58

  • Seamus Heaney: ‘the Appetites of Gravity’

    Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer

    Pages 59-98

  • Derek Mahon: ‘Resident Alien’

    Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer

    Pages 99-127

  • Paul Muldoon: Expatriate Transnationalism

    Kennedy-Andrews, Elmer

    Pages 128-197

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33039-0
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33038-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-46096-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Northern Irish Poetry
Book Subtitle
The American Connection
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33039-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137330390
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33038-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46096-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 296
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