Improprieties : politics and sexuality in Northern Irish poetry /

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Author / Creator: Wills, Clair.
Format: Book
Imprint: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Summary:This is an innovative and accessible study of contemporary Northern Irish poetry in the light of current debates about post-modernism, poetry and politics, and the figure of woman in Irish political discourse. Close readings of the work of Tom Paulin, Medbh McGuckian, and Paul Muldoon focus on the `improper' elements of the poetry: the refusal of a sense of home, the disruption of `traditional' poetic form, and the sexual narratives told. Improprieties is a much-needed evaluation of Northern Irish poetry, distinguished by its critical sophistication and lucid readings of three notoriously complex but hugely important poets.
Physical Description:vi, 263 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index.
Author Notes:ClairWillsLecturer in LiteratureUniversity of Essex.