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

By Patrick Kavanagh,Antoinette Quinn

While Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) used to be specially a poet, for many of his writing lifestyles he was once a prolific manufacturer of serious and autobiographical prose. paintings for newspapers and magazines used to be frequently his major resource of source of revenue, and supplied him with an important outlet for his perspectives at the writers of his time, and prior occasions; at the non secular functionality of poetry; and on his personal historical past and studies as an remoted genius, impoverished, occasionally ostracized, and surrounded, as he observed it, by way of mediocrity. The prose enhances the poetry telling us issues approximately Kavanagh that the poems don't inform. this can be the 1st authoritative amassing of the shorter prose writings. Edited and brought by way of Antoinette Quinn, Kavanagh's major interpreter and biographer, A Poet's kingdom: chosen Prose supplants the sooner, insufficient 1967, amassed Pruse, which contained fabric already on hand in different places and interested in later writings on the rate of labor from the important a long time of the thirties and forties. A Poet's kingdom is either a competent scholarly variation and an immensely readable, enjoyable assortment. It includes the fundamental shorter prose works from all through Kavanagh's profession: the mythical autobiographical items and rural recollections and an intensive choice 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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