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 Drawing on unpublished new sources, Irene De Angelis includes poets from a broad range of cultural backgrounds with richly varied styles: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Ciaran Carson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 Sinead 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.
|Publication date:||14th February 2012|
|Author:||Irene De Angelis|
|Categories:||Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: poetry & poets,|
Irene De Angelis is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Torino, Italy. With Joseph Woods she is co-editor of Our Shared Japan: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Poetry (2007), and has published numerous articles on contemporary Irish poetry.More About Irene De Angelis