The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry

  • Authors
  • Irene De Angelis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Irene De Angelis
    Pages 1-13
  3. Seamus Heaney
    Pages 14-38
  4. Derek Mahon
    Pages 39-64
  5. Gabriel Rosenstock, Michael Hartnett, Paul Muldoon
    Pages 81-113
  6. Thomas Kinsella, Eugene Watters (Eoghan Ó Tuairisc), Anthony Glavin
    Pages 114-137
  7. Andrew Fitzsimons, Sinéad Morrissey, Joseph Woods
    Pages 138-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 159-193

About this book


The Japanese Effect in Contemporary Irish Poetry provides a stimulating, original and lively analysis of the Irish-Japanese literary connection from the early 1960s to 2007. While for some this may partly remain Oscar Wilde's 'mode of style', this book will show that there is more of Japan in the work of contemporary Irish poets than 'a tinkling of china/ and tea into china.' Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson and Paul Muldoon, together with younger poets such as Sinéad Morrissey and Joseph Woods. Including close readings of selected poems, this is an indispensable companion for all those interested in the broader historical and cultural research on the effect of oriental literature in modernist and postmodernist Irish poetry.


English literature poetry William Butler Yeats

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