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The Resource Poetry and peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell

Poetry and peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell

Label
Poetry and peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland
Title
Poetry and peace
Title remainder
Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rankin Russell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Longley and Seamus Heaney's lives and careers have been intertwined since the 1960s, when they participated in the Belfast Group of creative writers and later edited the literary journal Northern Review. In Poetry and Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell explores Longley's and Heaney's poetic fidelity to the imagination in the midst of the war in Northern Ireland and their creation, through poetry, of a powerful cultural and sacred space. This space, Russell argues, has contributed to cultural and religious dialog and thus helped enable reconciliation after the years of the Troubles. The first chapter examines the influence of the Belfast Group on Longley and Heaney's shared aesthetic of poetry. Successive chapters analyze major works of both poets. Russell offers close readings of poems in the context of the poets' cultural and political concerns for the province. He concludes by showing how thoroughly their poetic language has entered the cultural, educational, and political discourse of contemporary Northern Ireland as it pursues the process of peace
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Richard Rankin
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6062.O515
LC item number
Z85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longley, Michael
  • Longley, Michael
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Belfast Group
  • Political violence in literature
  • Poets, Irish
  • Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation
  • Northern Ireland
Label
Poetry and peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Northern Irish poetry, imagination, and ethics -- Laying the foundations: the Belfast Group and Michael Longley's conciliatory cultural work -- Lighting out for the unknown territory: Longley's No continuing city -- Longley's poetry of war and peace -- Fragility and ceremony: Longley's pastorals, holocaust elegies and Asian miniatures -- "To make myself an echo chamber": Seamus Heaney's auditory imagination -- The road to Derry, Wintering out and North: Northern dialects, Northern violence -- Field work through The haw lantern: burrowing inward, looking outward -- Redressing reality: seeing things through district and circle -- Coda: poetry and the Northern Irish peace process
Control code
643323422
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780268040314
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)643323422
Label
Poetry and peace : Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and Northern Ireland, Richard Rankin Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Northern Irish poetry, imagination, and ethics -- Laying the foundations: the Belfast Group and Michael Longley's conciliatory cultural work -- Lighting out for the unknown territory: Longley's No continuing city -- Longley's poetry of war and peace -- Fragility and ceremony: Longley's pastorals, holocaust elegies and Asian miniatures -- "To make myself an echo chamber": Seamus Heaney's auditory imagination -- The road to Derry, Wintering out and North: Northern dialects, Northern violence -- Field work through The haw lantern: burrowing inward, looking outward -- Redressing reality: seeing things through district and circle -- Coda: poetry and the Northern Irish peace process
Control code
643323422
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780268040314
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)643323422

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