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Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Tom Walker


This book focuses on Louis MacNeice’s creative and critical engagement with other Irish poets during his lifetime. It draws on extensive archival research to uncover the previously unrecognised extent of the poet’s contact with Irish literary mores and networks. Poetic dialogues with contemporaries including F.R. Higgins, John Hewitt, W.R. Rodgers, Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, John Montague, and Richard Murphy are traced against the persistent rhetoric of cultural and geographical attachment at large in Irish poetry and criticism during the period. These comparative readings are framed by ... More

Keywords: Louis MacNeice, Irish poetry, Irish critical culture, regionalism, cultural nationalism, intertextuality

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Walker, author
Trinity College Dublin, Ussher Assistant Professor in Irish Writing

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