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Author Moloney, Karen Marguerite, 1951-

Title Seamus Heaney and the emblems of hope / Karen Marguerite Moloney
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Sympathy into symbol -- Sovereignty and the Irish talent -- Millennia in their eyes -- Heaney's love to Ireland -- The fish and the fisher king -- Bridegroom to the goddess -- Remembering the giver -- Appendix to chapter 6: "Bone dreams" -- Conclusion: Praying at the water's edge
Summary "Explores Seamus Heaney's adaptation of the Celtic ritual known as the Feis of Tara, demonstrates the sovereignty motif's continued relevance in works by Irish poets Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Eavan Boland, and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and refutes criticism that charges sexism and overemphasizes sacrifice in Heaney's poetry"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-197) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
Irish poetry -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Celtic, in literature.
Sovereignty in literature.
Ireland -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007008872
ISBN 0826265898 (electronic bk.)
9780826265890 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)