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Broken Line: Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism

Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism

This is a study of one of the most important poets of the mid 20th-century. At the time of his death, Denis Devlin was Irish ambassador to Italy. This book looks at Devlin’s work within the aftermath of the Irish literary revival and Anglo-American and French modernism and then relates it to the work of Devlin’s contemporaries (such as Thomas McGreevy, Brian Coffey and Samuel Beckett) and to modernism poets since his death.

224 pages

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Table of Contents

"A Broken Line" - Irish poetic modernisms communications from the Eiffel Tower - "Intercessions" "with mullioned Europe shattered" - ""Lough Derg" and Other Poems" "heart-affairs diplomat" - later poems Devlin "the thirties generation" and new writers CODA "no narrative easy in the mind" - the Irish neo-avant garde.

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