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Brearton, Fran

Works: 8 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 1,468 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR8781.W68, 821.9109358
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Most widely held works by Fran Brearton
The Great War in Irish poetry : W.B. Yeats to Michael Longley by Fran Brearton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Great War in Irish Poetry explores the impact of the First World War on the work of W. B. Yeats, Robert Graves, and Louis MacNeice in the period 1914-45, and on three contemporary Northern Irish poets, Derek Mahon, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley. Its concern is to place their work, and memory of the Great War, in the context of Irish culture and politics in the twentieth century. The historical background to Irish involvement in the Great War is explained, as are the ways in which some of the events of 1912-20 - the Home Rule crisis, the loss of the Titanic, the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising - still reverberate in the politics of remembrance in Northern Ireland."--BOOK JACKET
Modern Irish and Scottish poetry by Peter Mackay ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation. Playing on influences, crossovers, connections, disconnections and differences, the 'affinities' and 'opposites' traced in this book cross both Irish and Scottish poetry in many directions. Contributors include major scholars of the new 'archipelagic' approach, as well as leading Irish and Scottish poets providing important insights into current creative practice. Poets discussed include W.B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of poetry from these islands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries"--
Reading Michael Longley by Fran Brearton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michael Longley has been called 'one of the finest lyric poets of our century' (John Burnside). This study is the first full-length assessment of his work, and looks in turn at all the major collections he has published over the past 40 years, and at the extraordinary growth of his reputation and influence." "In this book, Fran Brearton draws on letters, manuscripts, published and personal interviews with Michael Longley, as well as on his memoir, Tuppenny Stung, and his recent researches into his father's military career. She shows how his poetry is shaped by the dislocation and tensions of his English parentage and Irish upbringing, making him one of the most imaginatively various and formally inventive poets writing today."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of modern Irish poetry ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout--chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics--allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others."--Publisher's website
Incorrigibly plural : Louis MacNeice and his legacy by Fran Brearton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorrigibly Plural celebrates the diversity and vitality of Louis MacNeice's writing. Poets and critics illuminate the work of a writer whose achievement and influence is increasingly recognised as central to modern poetry in English. Contributions include responses to MacNeice by poets such as Paul Farley, Leontia Flynn, Nick Laird, Derek Mahon, Glyn Maxwell and Paul Muldoon; discussions by critics such as Neil Corcoran, Valentine Cunningham, Hugh Haughton, Peter McDonald and Clair Wills; and more biographical accounts, including a memoir by MacNeice's son, the late Dan MacNeice. For e
Last before America : Irish and American writing ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last before America : Irish and American writing : essays in honour of Michael Allen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love poet, carpenter : Michael Longley at seventy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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