Most widely held works about Brendan Kennelly
Most widely held works by Brendan Kennelly
The Penguin book of Irish verse ( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
The man made of rain by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
"This new long poem is a departure for Kennelly, a visionary work written out of the body, out of the self, out of the shadowlands between life and death."--Cover.
The Penguin book of Irish verse by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 libraries worldwide
An anthology illustrating the origins and development of the Irish poetic tradition: translations from the Gaelic, Anglo-Irish verse, Yeats and after.
Familiar strangers : new & selected poems, 1960-2004 by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
The author's own selection from over 20 of his poetry books written over five decades, replacing his earlier selections, A Time for Voices; Breathing Spaces; and Begin, and adding many new, previously lost or uncollected poems.
A time for voices : selected poems, 1960-1990 by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The poems draw on thirty years of Brendan Kennelly's work.
The little book of Judas by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Ireland's women : writings past and present ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Cromwell : a poem by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Poetry my arse : a poem by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Kennelly followed his shocking epic poem Cromwell with the even more notorious Book of Judas, which topped the Irish bestsellers list. This new piece of mischief out-Judases Cromwell, sinking its teeth into the pants of poetry itself. Here, the author plays devil's advocate, exploring the 'poetryworlds' of one Ace de Horner who is slowly going blind. Helped by his uglyjoe dog, Kanooce, and by a woman, Janey Mary, Ace thinks he is connecting the fragments of his life a little more convincingly. Not so! As the poem digs into Ace's vanity, visions, fantasies, failures, dedication and absurdity, the reader is aware of Ace's frustration in his efforts to relate to poetry, to his jocular distortions of language and to his pained perspective on the world.
Selected poems by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
The book of Judas : a poem by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Euripides' Medea by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Real Ireland : people & landscape : photographs by Liam Blake ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Now by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
"Now is a fast and frenzied meditation on time, ageing, alienation and the pressures of living in the modern city. Each triplet in this book-length poetry sequence addresses the question: What is 'now'? With the brevity of a proverb, each three-liner offers a short, sharp perception which tries to capture or just grasp at the sliding identities of 'now', at the same time as it adds its quickfire nugget of wit or wisdom to the accumulating weight of the whole sequence." "By the end of the book, Kennelly has taken us on a journey not just through time but through a dark night of the soul, through his own head and the thoughts and feelings of all kinds of people struggling to survive and find meaning in their lives. Now is published simultaneously with "When Then is Now", a trilogy of Kennelly's modern versions of three Greek tragedies which dramatise timeless human dilemmas as relevant now as they were in ancient times. All three plays - Sophocles' Antigone and Euripides' Medea and The Trojan Women - focus on women whose lives are torn apart by war, family conflict and despotic regimes."--BOOK JACKET.
Begin by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
When then is now : three Greek tragedies by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Modern versions of three Greek tragedies : Sophocles" Antigone and Euripides" Medea and The Trojan women.
Glimpses by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Euripides' The Trojan women : a new version by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Breathing spaces : early poems by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
This book gives a breathing space for a number of poems which didn't fit into the scope of Brendan Kennelly's Selected Poems, A Time for Voices (Bloodaxe, 1990). It contains the poem-sequences Love Cry (1972), Islandman (1977) and A Small Light (1979), as well as poems from Shelley in Dublin (1974), and the full version of A Girl (1981), consisting of 22 songs, several of which are previously unpublished. The four sequences have been unavailable for some time, and Brendan Kennelly is re-publishing them in response to popular demand. He has written new introductions for each as well as a provocative new essay to preface the whole of Breathing Spaces.
Martial art by Brendan Kennelly ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Albee, Edward,--1928- Antigone (Greek mythology) Beckett, Samuel,--1906-1989 Ben-Zvi, Linda Blake, Liam Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cromwell, Oliver,--1599-1658 Drama Dramatists, Irish En attendant Godot (Beckett, Samuel) English literature English literature--Irish authors English literature--Women authors English poetry English poetry--Irish authors Epic poetry, English Esslin, Martin,--1918-2002 Federman, Raymond France--Paris Friendship Hecuba (Legendary character) History Intellectual life Interviews Ireland Irish literature Irish poetry Irwin, Bill,--1950- Judas Iscariot Kennelly, Brendan Kenner, Hugh Literary collections Literature Manning, Mary Martial Martin, Steve,--1945- Medea (Euripides) Medea (Greek mythology) New York (State)--New York Photography, Artistic Pictorial works Poetry Poetry Schneider, Alan,--1917-1984 Spain Theater Translations Trojan War Weddings Women