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Author Alcobia-Murphy, Shane

Title Sympathetic ink : intertextual relations in Northern Irish poetry / Shane Alcobia-Murphy
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Series Liverpool English texts and studies ; 47
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 47
Contents "As if he's swallowed a dictionary" : the oblique poetry of Paul Muldoon -- Medbh McGuckian : a threader of double-stranded words -- "Something a little nearer home" : the intersection of art and politics -- Writing in the shit : the Northern Irish poet and authority -- "The eye that scanned it" : the art of looking in Northern Irish poetry -- "Roaming root of multiple meanings" : Irish language and identity
Summary Northern Irish poets have been accused of reticence in addressing political issues in their work. In Sympathetic Ink, Shane Alcobia-Murphy challenges this view through a consideration of the works of Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian. Making use of substantial collections of the poets? papers which have only recently become available, Alcobia-Murphy focuses on the oblique, subtle strategies employed by these poets to critique contemporary political issues. He employs the concept of sympathetic ink, or invisible ink, arguing that rather than avoiding politics, these poets have, v
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
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Subject Political poetry, English -- Northern Ireland -- History and criticism
Political poetry, English -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
Poets, Irish -- Northern Ireland -- Political and social views
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Political poetry, English.
Political poetry, English -- Irish authors.
Northern Ireland.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846314148 (electronic bk.)
1846314143 (electronic bk.)