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
- 732 pages
- Literary studies: poetry & poets