A Poet's Country: Patrick Kavanagh Selected Prose by Patrick Kavanagh,Antoinette Quinn PDF

By Patrick Kavanagh,Antoinette Quinn

While Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) was once certainly a poet, for many of his writing existence he used to be a prolific manufacturer of severe and autobiographical prose. paintings for newspapers and magazines used to be usually his major resource of source of revenue, and supplied him with an important outlet for his perspectives at the writers of his time, and earlier occasions; at the religious functionality of poetry; and on his personal historical past and reports as an remoted genius, impoverished, occasionally ostracized, and surrounded, as he observed it, through mediocrity. The prose enhances the poetry telling us issues approximately Kavanagh that the poems don't inform. this is often the 1st authoritative accumulating of the shorter prose writings. Edited and brought by way of Antoinette Quinn, Kavanagh's best interpreter and biographer, A Poet's kingdom: chosen Prose supplants the sooner, insufficient 1967, amassed Pruse, which contained fabric already to be had somewhere else and inquisitive about later writings on the cost of labor from the very important a long time of the thirties and forties. A Poet's state is either a competent scholarly version and an immensely readable, unique assortment. It comprises the fundamental shorter prose works from all through Kavanagh's profession: the mythical autobiographical items and rural recollections and an intensive number of Kavanagh's penetrating, occasionally scabrous, literary and cultural feedback. Its verve and musicality, poignancy and pitch, rage and glory, expresses as no different the voice of rural Ireland.

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