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McDonald, Peter 1962-

Works: 31 works in 169 publications in 2 languages and 6,199 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Hymns  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PA4025.H8, 883.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter McDonald
Louis MacNeice : the poet in his contexts by Peter McDonald( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistaken identities : poetry and Northern Ireland by Peter McDonald( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 412 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
Collected poems by Louis MacNeice( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected plays of Louis MacNeice by Louis MacNeice( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 293 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
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 230 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
Geoffrey Hill : essays on his later work( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 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
Paul Muldoon by Tim Kendall( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 213 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 contributors, even in the degree to which they bring to light areas of disagreement about Muldoon's strengths and weaknesses, continue a conversation about what poems (and poets) can tell us which Paul Muldoon's work has made both compelling and fruitful
Pastorals by Peter McDonald( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of clay by Peter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 107 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
Adam's dream by Peter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torchlight by Peter McDonald( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 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
Biting the wax by Peter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthologie de la poésie britannique by Peter McDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric hymns by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric Hymns have survived for two and a half millennia because of their captivating stories, beautiful language, and religious significance. Well before the advent of writing in Greece, they were performed by traveling bards at religious events, competitions, banquets, and festivals. These thirty-four poems invoking and celebrating the gods of ancient Greece raise questions that humanity still struggles with-questions about our place among others and in the world. Known as ""Homeric"" because they were composed in the same meter, dialect, and style as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, these hymn
Herne the hunter by Peter McDonald( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Peter McDonald( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the five volumes of poetry he has published since 1989, Peter McDonald explores an intimately known territory that becomes strange: pulled out of shape by history, made unfamiliar by distance, made new by the attentive imagination. McDonald's Collected Poems is a sustained meditation on place and belonging, loss and love. The classical world is a haunting presence; the landscape of McDonald's poems resonates with past voices, with memories and acts of remembrance. The assured and scrupulous craft that creates the telling detail, the unsettling depth, has made him one of the most important N
Trio poetry 3( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Louis MacNeice : the poet in his contexts
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Mistaken identities : poetry and Northern IrelandCollected poemsSelected plays of Louis MacNeicePaul MuldoonPastoralsThe house of clayAdam's dreamTorchlight