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Author Kruczkowska, Joanna, author
Title Irish poets and modern Greece : Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis / by Joanna Kruczkowska
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xxiii, 320 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Introduction -- Chapter 1. Island visions: Derek Mahon's Cyclades -- Chapter 2. Mainland Hellas: Seamus Heaney's Peloponnese and Delphi -- Chapter 3. The winding road of translation: Derek Mahon's versions of Cavafy -- Chapter 4. Mediating the canon: Seamus Heaney's versions of Cavafy -- Chapter 5. Asphodels and aspalathoi: Seferis, Heaney, Mahon: politics and landscape -- Bibliography -- Index
This book explores the perception of modern Greek landscape and poetry in the writings of Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon. Delving into travel writing, ecocriticism, translation and allusion, it offers a fresh comparative link between Greek modernity and Irish poetry that counterbalances the preeminence of Greek antiquity in existing criticism. The first section, devoted to travel and landscape, examines Mahon's modern perception of the Aegean, inspired by his travels to the Cyclades between 1974 and 1997, as well as Heaney's philhellenic relationship with mainland Greece between 1995 and 2004. The second section offers a close analysis of their C. P. Cavafy translations, and compares George Seferis' original texts with their creative rendition in the writings of the Irish poets. The book will appeal to readers of poetry as well as those interested in the interactions between Ireland and Greece, two countries at the extreme points of Europe, in times of crisis
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Subject Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013 -- Criticism and interpretation
Mahon, Derek, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation
Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation
Seferis, George, 1900-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation
English poetry -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
Literature
British and Irish Literature
European Literature
Twentieth-Century Literature
Poetry and Poetics
Comparative Literature
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