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Poetics and Polemics: Reading seventeenth-century Irish political verse

Poetics and Polemics: Reading seventeenth-century Irish political verse

Poetics and Polemics is about the polemical presentation of Irish history in five ballad-style poems in Irish in the period c. 1630–1660. The five poems in question have achieved an iconic status as the ''voice'' of the Gaelic Irish in the turbulent mid-century. The book interrogates each element of the poems in the contemporary context, using literary, devotional, official documentation, and polemical sources in Irish, English, Latin and French, where relevant.

Michelle O Riordan

  • Cork University Press
  • 9781782054436
  • 732 pages
  • €39
  • Hardback
  • Ireland
  • Literary studies: poetry & poets

Eastwood