A career-spanning selection of Thomas Kinsella's essays and reviews, this remarkable compendium makes available for the first time key works in modern Irish literature such as the poet’s discussions of the Gaelic tradition. Alongside writings on such figures as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Austin Clarke, Louis le Brocquy, and Séan Ó Riada, this comprehensive reference extends understanding of Kinsella's work by including his reflections on his own poetry. In addition, Kinsella evaluates the works of fellow writers such as W. H. Auden, Donald Davie, William Empson, Robert Graves, and Marianne Moore. A previously unpublished address given by Kinsella at the University of Turin is also included.
Literature-Fiction, Poetry, British,