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Kennelly, Brendan

Overview
Works: 149 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 10,089 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Song cycles  Musical settings  Literature 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Translator, Adapter, Compiler, Narrator, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: PR6061.E6, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brendan Kennelly
The Penguin book of Irish verse by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fine selection Brendan Kennelly has chosen to emphasize the fusion of Irish and Anglo-Irish poetry, with the beauty of many Gaelic poems rendered into eloquent English by Frank O'Connor"--Back cover
The man made of rain by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member 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
A time for voices : selected poems, 1960-1990 by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems draw on thirty years of Brendan Kennelly's work
Ireland's women : writings past and present by Katie Donovan( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Irish women are outspoken on the issues that rouse their passion - love and sex, marriage and divorce, abortion and adoption. In this they revert to earlier times, earlier ways, though there have always been rebels against whatever was the contemporary conformity. This book celebrates the vast range of their thought and activity, their spirituality and materialism." "The women who appear in these pages are both well-known and unknown, real and invented. They include, for instance, the fiery Elizabeth Fitzgerald who defended her castle so successfully, and Granuaile, the pirate queen from Galway. The editors have drawn freely upon translations of the mythological tales and later Irish poems, upon letters, biographies, and newspapers as well as prose and poetry, plays, recordings and songs, in order to present a multilayered view of a subject never before treated in this way." "Ireland's Women includes the writings of Julia O'Faolain, Edna O'Brien, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, William Trevor, and many others - a superbly sympathetic selection that conveys fresh insights into the varied and vital experience of Irish women."--Jacket
Cromwell : a poem by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Bulgarian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar strangers : new & selected poems, 1960-2004 by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member 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
Selected poems by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Judas : a poem by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of Judas by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real Ireland : people & landscape : photographs by Liam Blake( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry my arse : a poem by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member 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
Das Buch der hängenden Gärten : op. 15 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland past and present by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' Medea by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brendan Kennelly has turned this classic tale of betrayal and vengeance into a text for our times. The sorceress Medea marries Jason after helping him and the Argonauts steal the Golden Fleece."--BOOK JACKET. "When Jason deserts her, she punishes her faithless husband by murdering their two sons, after killing his young bride and her father with a robe of fire. Medea carries out her bloody revenge in the name of Justice, but in the spirit of rage. The rage of many modern women, including Irishwomen, electrifies this highly charged and deeply personal play. First staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Kennelly's chilling new version of Euripides' great tragedy has delighted and devastated audiences in Ireland, Britain and America."--BOOK JACKET
Breathing spaces : early poems by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these poems, Kennelly opens up his imagination, making a space through his poetry for constrained voices to speak, live and breathe. Many of these poems anticipate Cromwell and The Book of Judas, in which he allowed those more reviled figures their own breathing spaces. Many have been re-written, he says, 'in the light or darkness of what I've come to believe about poetry and language.'
Now by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Euripides' The Trojan women : a new version by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When then is now : three Greek tragedies by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern versions of three Greek tragedies : Sophocles' Antigone and Euripides' Medea and The Trojan women
Journey into joy : selected prose by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his essay on Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Kennelly writes: 'A poet's critical judgements are always, at bottom, necessary justifications of his own most dearly held aesthetic.' This selection of his critical writing is as illuminating in what it says about his own ideas and methods as it is about the writers whose work he discusses." "The book contains his essays on the major Irish writers of the 20th century: Yeats, Joyce, O'Casey, MacNeice, Kavanagh, Austin Clarke, Frank O'Connor, Flann O'Brien and Liam O'Flaherty. It brings together his writings on Derek Mahon, Joseph Plunkett and George Moore. Taken together they present his view that literature should be lucidly expressed, rooted in the real world, and true to the writer's experience, and to the world's sufferings and joy."--BOOK JACKET
The crooked cross by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The man made of rain
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The man made of rainA time for voices : selected poems, 1960-1990Ireland's women : writings past and presentFamiliar strangers : new & selected poems, 1960-2004The little book of JudasReal Ireland : people & landscape : photographsPoetry my arse : a poemEuripides' Medea
Alternative Names
Brendan Kennelly escritor irlandés

Brendan Kennelly Irish writer

Brendan Kennelly irländsk författare, professor i litteratur

Brendan Kennelly taalkundige uit Ierland

Kennelly, B.

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