Selected Poems

Selected Poems Published in order of first publication as far as possible this selection ranges from initial offerings such as Tinker s Wife and Inniskeen Road July Evening to his tragic masterpiece The Great Hunge

  • Title: Selected Poems
  • Author: Patrick Kavanagh
  • ISBN: 9780141183480
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published in order of first publication as far as possible, this selection ranges from initial offerings such as Tinker s Wife and Inniskeen Road July Evening to his tragic masterpiece The Great Hunger 1942 and his celebratory later verse, To Hell with Common Sense and Come Dance with Kitty Stobling , which show his increasing comic verve and detachment The fiPublished in order of first publication as far as possible, this selection ranges from initial offerings such as Tinker s Wife and Inniskeen Road July Evening to his tragic masterpiece The Great Hunger 1942 and his celebratory later verse, To Hell with Common Sense and Come Dance with Kitty Stobling , which show his increasing comic verve and detachment The first comprehensive selection of Kavanagh s poetry to be published, this volume offers a timely reassessment of a poet unfairly neglected outside Ireland.

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    1. Should I confess that I picked this book because of the cover, knowing nothing about Patrick Kavanagh? Well, I did. And I'm glad I did. I always said judging book by the cover can occasionally be a good thing, especially if it's a Penguin one.Kavanagh is not the kind of poet I usually enjoy reading, but his verse is strong and confident. I imagine this would read very differently for someone who is Irish, or maybe even for someone who grew up in the countryside - both topics are prominent in his [...]

    2. A beautiful collection of wonderful Irish poet that I was introduced by a piece on NPR. This collection provides a great orienting introduction to the poems and the poet's evolution; as well as very useful notes for each poem to place them in his overall work.

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