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Grennan, Eamon 1941-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 7,796 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Biographical films  Filmed literary readings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6057.R398, 821.914
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Most widely held works by Eamon Grennan
Facing the music : Irish poetry in the twentieth century by Eamon Grennan( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Facing the Music, poet and critic Eamon Grennan gives comprehensive and imaginative life to the modern Irish poetic tradition. With Yeats as his starting point, these essays constitute a suite of intimate engagements with the matter and manner of the poetic intelligence as it declares itself in poets as diverse as Kavanagh, Muldoon, Kinsella, and McGuckian, and as it is found in the work of James Joyce and John McGahern. Sympathetic readings give the reader a powerful sense of how Irish poetry in this century has kept pace with the often intractable public and private life of the island, north and south. Facing the Music reveals the workings of the intuitive spirit of poetry in the moral life of twentieth-century Ireland."--Jacket
The quick of it by Eamon Grennan( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems in Eamon Grennan's The Quick of It - each one without title and compacted into ten taut lines - are rendered with detail and reverence for the everyday elements of weather, landscape, family, art, questions. Grennan's poems are persistent, amplified acts of attention, proving with every detail that we are our best selves when we are most alert."--BOOK JACKET
New Irish writing : essays in memory of Raymond J. Porter( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life with waterfall by Eamon Grennan( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether attending to a painting, a moment of love, or a hawk hunting over marshland, Eamon Grennan, in the words of the poet and critic Cal Bedient, "presents the commonplace in so luminous a spirit that it spreads meaning, by analogy, into our own lives." In this bold collection, Grennan widens his poetic gaze on the natural world and brings sharp focus to moments of intimacy, capturing in fresh verse the age-old connections between lovers
So it goes : poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eamon Grennan is a writer who is able to find sensuality in the small gestures of the world--in the look of a firefly, the suond of a step, the tastes of a meal, the rhythm in things. A poet of immediacy and surprise, Grennan can turn our eye to objects caught in the light and suddenly transformed. In "So It Goes," Grennan maps a spiritual geography for the middle of life's journey: ahead he sees the dark thickets of mortality; behind, the vulnerability of childhood. This is a brilliant collection--at once celebratory and elegiac--by a poet whose work has been described as the "verbal equivalent of 17th century Dutch paintings."
As if it matters by Eamon Grennan( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center of the play is the mysterious transformation of Oedipus from an old and blind beggar, totally dependent on his daughters, to the man who rises from his seat and, without help, leads everyone to the place where he is destined to die. In the background of this transformation stands the grove of the Furies, the sacred place of the implacable goddesses who pursue the violators of blood relationships. Although Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, is an obvious target of the Furies' vengeance, he enters their grove at the beginning of the play, sure that it is the resting place Apollo has predicted for him. The reversals and paradoxes in the play speak to the struggle that Oedipus' life and the action of the play bring vividly before us: how do we as humans, subject to constant change, find stable ground on which to stand and define our moral lives? Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle."--Jacket
Leopardi : selected poems by Giacomo Leopardi( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By catching something of Leopardi's cadences and tonality in a version that still reads as idiomatic modern English (with an occasional Irish or American accent), Leopardi: Selected Poems should win for the Italian poet the wider appreciative audience he deserves. Hist themes are mutability, landscape, love; his attitude, one of unflinching realism in the face of unavoidable human loss. But the manners of the poems are a unique amalgam of philosophical toughness and the lyrically bitter sweet. In a way more pure and distilled than most others in the Western tradition, these poems are truly what Matthew Arnold asked all poetry to be, a "criticism of life." The translator's aim is to convey something of the profundity and something of the sheer poetic achievement of Leopardi's inestimable Canti
Relations : new & selected poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of sight : new & selected poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than 160 poems written by Eamon Grennan between 1989 and 2008
Matter of fact by Eamon Grennan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic hundred poems( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the top 100 poems of all time as determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers. Includes notes by the editor on the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style
What light there is & other poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eamon Grennan : in conversation with Cal Bedient( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Grennan read from So It Goes, As If it Matters, and new poems on March 4, 1997
There now : poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few poets are as generous as Eamon Grennan in the sheer volume of delight his poems convey."--Billy Collins ... 'here goes the sudden shriek of the blackbird ... 'll alive inside the inhuman breath-pattern of the wind trawling every last leaf and blade of grass and flinging rain like velvet pebbles onto the skylight: nothing but parables in every bristling inch of the out-of-sight unspoken never-to-be-known pure sense-startling untranslatable there of the world as we find it.-from "World Word" In these short poems full of patient listening, looking, and responding, Eamon Grennan presents a world of brilliantly excavated moments: watching a flight of oystercatchers off a Connemara strand or the laden stall of a fish market in Manhattan; listening to the silence in an empty room or the beat of his partner's heart; pondering violence in the Middle East or the tenuous, endangered nature of even "the fairest / order in the world." Grennan's philosophic gaze manages to allow the ordinary facts of life to take on their own luminous glow. It is the sort of light he finds in some of his favorite painters-CEzanne, Bonnard, Renoir, the Dutch masters-light that is inside things and drawn out to our attention. There Now is a celebration of the momentary recognition of transcendence, all the more precious for being momentary
Selected and new poems by Eamon Grennan( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning: the Twenty-second of Marchfrom Conjunctions; Breaking Points; Walk, Night Falling, Memory of My Father; Breakfast Room; Kitchen Vision; Woman at Lit Window; Touch; The Cave Painters; Cows; Sea Dog; Two Gathering; Blood; Outing; Night Figure; Heirloom; Stone Flight; Bat; Women Going; Pause; Ants; Shed; Unfinished; One Morning; Six O'Clock; In Late February; Weather; from Martha's Vineyard in October; Stop; Bonnard, Daydreaming; Itinerary; Oasis; Fenceposts; Acknowledgements; Notes; About the Author; Also by Eamon Grennan in print editions from The Gallery Press; Copyright; Back Cover
Selected poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What light there is by Eamon Grennan( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildly for days by Eamon Grennan( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of breath by Eamon Grennan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Facing the music : Irish poetry in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Eamon Grennan auteur uit Ierland

Eamon Grennan Irish poet

Eamon Grennan poeta irlandés

Grennan, Imon

Grennan, Imon 1941-

Languages
English (118)

Covers
The quick of itStill life with waterfallSo it goes : poemsAs if it mattersOedipus at ColonusLeopardi : selected poemsRelations : new & selected poemsOut of sight : new & selected poems