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Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Alan Gillis


The 1930s have never really been considered an epoch within Irish literature, even though this period forms one of the most dominant and fascinating contexts in modern British literature. This book shows that during this time Irish poets confronted political pressures and aesthetic dilemmas which frequently overlapped with those associated with ‘The Auden Generation’. In doing so, it offers a provocative rereading of Irish literary history, but also offers powerful arguments about the way poetry in general is interpreted and understood. In this way, the book redefines our understanding of a fr ... More

Keywords: poetic form, aesthetics, Irish literature, Irish history, modernism, the 1930s, metahistory, W. B. Yeats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277094
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Gillis, author
Department of English, University of Edinburgh
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