Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke

Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke

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Austin Clarke is widely regarded as one of 20th-century Ireland's most important poets. In this selection of nearly fifty essays and reviews written over Clarke's long career, he demonstrates that he is an astute and provocative literary critic as well. Having grown up in Dublin when the excitement of the Irish Literary Revival was still running high, Clarke knew many of the principal figures of that movement personally, and his readings of Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, Lady Gregory, George Moore, and others enjoy the advantages of an insider's point of view. A selection of Clarke's writings on Yeats is followed by his writings on other Irish writers and the Irish Literary Revival, and on Modern English and American literature. Included as an appendix is an exhaustive list of Clarke's literary criticism published in periodicals.31 Clarke was very much aware that the post-revival Irish writer, living in the decidedly unromantic Ireland of the Civil Service, must address a different set of issues than those that concerned the literary revival. a#39;Romantic Irelanda#39;s dead andanbsp;...

Title:Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke
Author:Austin Clarke, Gregory A. Schirmer
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1995


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