The Proper Word

The Proper Word : Collected Criticism - Ireland, Poetry, Politics

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Description

This collection of essays and reviews by one of IrelandGCOs leading poets and critics moves from assessments of the work of individual poetsGCO work to explorations of broader themes and topics in Irish cultural history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 157.48 x 220.98 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Creighton University,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 1881871525
  • 9781881871521

Review quote

One binding theme is the question of audience, a literary public, and how writers to deceive themselves about their significance. In Ireland poets can still have a social role, and Dawe brings to his thinking about literature's place his sense of the writer at odds with society and its histories. It is a kind of aesthetic statement about the responsibilities and challenges of being a poet in a modernizing society like Ireland, which has a complex and contested history. GCoTerence Brown, author of Ireland: A Social & Cultural History, 1922GCo2001 and The Life of W.B. Yeatsshow more

About Gerald Dawe

GERALD DAWE, born in Belfast, taught at University College Galway for many years. Currently a Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, he has published numerous collections of poetry and criticism.show more