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Medbh McGuckian Leontia Flynn

Medbh McGuckian

Leontia Flynn

Published December 31st 2013
ISBN : 9780716531173
Hardcover
304 pages
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This is the first-ever study of Medbh McGuckian that offers close readings of the poets early work, then pans out to discuss her later career in order to do justice to the poets complexities. Making use of new research suggesting that much ofMoreThis is the first-ever study of Medbh McGuckian that offers close readings of the poets early work, then pans out to discuss her later career in order to do justice to the poets complexities. Making use of new research suggesting that much of McGuckians poetic language is borrowed from other sources, the book begins as a series of close readings, analyzing the poems and textual materials from which the poet has been found to have borrowed. Written by fellow Ulster poet Leontia Flynn, the book offers a sense of the difficulty of McGuckians work and the poets evolving style over the last three decades, using several critical perspectives to examine how the poet seeks to make us think differently about women, poetry, and tradition. However, while delving into McGuckians meanings where possible, the book insists that the mysteries and pleasures of the poetry remain intact.