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McDonald, Peter 1962-

Works: 40 works in 230 publications in 2 languages and 7,392 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Performer, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6025.A316, 821.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter McDonald
Paul Muldoon : critical essays by Tim Kendall( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon's poems, and also to their underlying contentiousness. The contributors see Muldoon from many different angles - biographical, formal, literary-historical, generic - but also direct attention to complex moments of creativity in which an extraordinary amount of originality is concentrated, and on the clarity of which a lot depends. In their different ways, all of the essays return to the question of what a poem can 'tell' us, whether about its author, about itself, or about the world in which it comes into being. The contributor
Serious poetry : form and authority from Yeats to Hill by Peter McDonald( )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this history, it is the authority of poetry (and not the media-processed poet) which is at stake in the integrity of poetic form. The book offers a controversial reading of 20th-century British and Irish poetry centred on six figures, all of whom are critics as well as poets
Torchlight by Peter McDonald( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torchlight explores the haunting persistence of memories, and the acts of remembrance which preserve and shape them. In his fifth collection, the Northern Irish poet Peter McDonald ranges across a wide poetic landscape, from Belfast in the troubled 1970s to contemporary England, from personal recollection to a fragment of Sappho's memory of her youth, eloquent across millennia; from ancient myth to rock music. At the centre of Torchlight is a major new translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, a Greek text which, in McDonald's hands, resonates with the concerns and discoveries of the book's
The Wake Forest series of Irish poetry by Trevor Joyce( )

2 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry brings lesser-known Irish voices to an American audience. In this fourth volume, editor David Wheatley, himself an established poet and critic, has selected poetry by Trevor Joyce, Aidan Mathews, Peter McDonald, Ailbhe Darcy, and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Each section is introduced with an essay by Wheatley which offers some background, context, and critical illumination"--Back cover
Mistaken identities : poetry and Northern Ireland by Peter McDonald( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of subtle & illuminating readings, this book shows how the best poets from Northern Ireland have made an issue of poetic form, & establishes the significance of this for post-nationalist criticism on both sides of the Irish Sea
Louis MacNeice : the poet in his contexts by Peter McDonald( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound intentions : the workings of rhyme in nineteenth-century poetry by Peter McDonald( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rhymes in poems are important to understanding how poets write; and in the nineteenth century, rhyme conditioned the ways in which poets heard both themselves and each other writing. Sound Intentions studies the significance of rhyme in Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Hopkins, and other poets, including Coleridge, Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Swinburne, and Hardy. The book's stylistic reading of nineteenth-century poetry argues for Wordsworth's centrality to issues of intention and chance in poets' work, and offers a reading of the formal choices made in poetry as profoundly revealing points of intertextual relation. Sound Intentions ranges widely, and includes detailed consideration of the critical meaning of both rhyme and repetition, bringing to bear an emphasis on form as poetry's crucial proving-ground. In a series of detailed readings of important poems, the book shows how close formal attention goes beyond critical formalism, and can become a way of illuminating poets' deepest preoccupations, doubts, and beliefs. Wordsworth's sounding of his own poetic voice, in blank verse as well as rhyme, is here taken as a model for the ways in which later nineteenth-century poets attend to the most perplexing and important voicings of their own poetic originality."--Jacket
Collected poems by Peter McDonald( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P style=""MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"" class=MsoNormal>A collection of five books of poems by Northern Irish poet Peter McDonald, this book ranges wildly across subjects and forms and combines intense emotional perception with a historical and personal imagination. Ambitious and original, it meditates on place, belonging, loss, and love while exploring the haunting persistence of memories and the acts of remembrance that preserve and shape them. The classical world inspired many of the works herein and his lyrical narrative style has established him as one of the important writers of contemporary No
Selected plays of Louis MacNeice by Louis MacNeice( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) is rightly regarded as one of the foremost Irish poets of this century, but he was also a distinctive, gifted, and popular playwright. This unique selection of eight of MacNeice's best plays, most of which were written for BBC Radio, draws on the most authoritative texts to provide a much-needed reminder of the power of his dramatic writing." "The volume comprises MacNeice's famous The Dark Tower, published here for the first time in its third and final version; the saga play They Met on Good Friday and the parable The Mad Islands, both of which use explicitly Irish subject-matter; the stage play One for the Grave, which mercilessly satirizes television and commercialism; the epic Christopher Columbus; He Had a Date (in its second version), an experiment in radio biography; Prisoner's Progress, a prize-winning parable about an escape from a prisoner-of-war camp; and MacNeice's last play, Persons from Porlock, which traces the nemesis of an artist and was broadcast just four days before MacNeice's own death." "This generous and representative selection makes available again MacNeice's entertaining and innovative blend of fantasy and realism, prose and verse, and offers important new perspectives on MacNeice's poetry."--Jacket
Saltwater by Conor McPherson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widowed fish-and-chips shop owner George Beneventi lives with his three children. The father is in debt to the local loan shark; the youngest son, Joe causes trouble at school; and daughter Carmel is involved with a lecherous philosophy professor. When Frank, the eldest son, robs the local betting shop, things begin to look a little brighter
Geoffrey Hill : essays on his later work( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of new essays on the remarkable work produced by the poet Geoffrey Hill since the mid-1990s. Hill is widely recognised as the finest living English poet and the quality of his recent publications has been matched by the pace at which he produces quantities of profound and startlingly original verse. This book brings together work on Hill by figures as diverse as Rowan Williams and Christopher Ricks, along with penetrating treatments of these late writings by younger scholars, in order to provide a series of fresh perspectives on some of the finest and most challenging poetry now being written. It explores topics including physicality, death, confession, and recusancy, and also contains a large-scale bibliography of Hill's writings, which will be invaluable to all those seeking to read more widely in the work of this fascinating and exceptional figure."--Publisher's website
Collected poems by Louis MacNeice( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For both readers and critics, the nature of MacNeice's poetic work as a whole is a matter of importance. This work attempts to print MacNeice's poetry in groupings corresponding closely to the collections published by Faber between 1935 and 1963
Louis MacNeice : collected poems by Louis MacNeice( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastorals by Peter McDonald( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of clay by Peter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Peter McDonald presents a collection of poems, containing lyrics which combine the resonance of narrative and imagery with formal concentration
The Homeric hymns by Peter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric Hymns are a crucial work in the Western literary canon, and Peter McDonald's new verse translations offer the major modern account of this still under-appreciated body of ancient poetry. The thirty-three 'hymns' are poetic accounts of ancient Greek gods, including Apollo, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Zeus, and Poseidon. Some of the poems are micro-epics in their own right, recounting the lives and affairs of the divine; taken together, they form a meditation on the primal themes of love, war, betrayal, desire, and paternity, and contemplate the dangerous proximity of gods and men. The book includes a new translation of the 'Life of Homer', a narrative incorporating the shorter poems known as Homer's Epigrams, attributed to Pseudo-Herodotus. Two appendices provide verse translations of episodes from Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony, while McDonald gives fresh versions throughout of relevant passages from Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and other Greek poets. The accompanying notes and commentaries on the poems are the most generous and authoritative of any translation. This book revives an ancient classic for the twenty-first century
Herne the hunter by Peter McDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herne the Hunter is the sixth collection from one of Ireland’s most accomplished lyric poets. In this new body of work, Peter McDonald deepens his interest in myth and storytelling through the legend of Herne, a phantom huntsman of English folklore
Adam's dream by Peter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biting the wax by Peter McDonald( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Serious poetry : form and authority from Yeats to Hill
Serious poetry : form and authority from Yeats to HillTorchlightMistaken identities : poetry and Northern IrelandLouis MacNeice : the poet in his contextsSelected plays of Louis MacNeiceCollected poemsLouis MacNeice : collected poemsPastorals
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