Irish Poetry from the English Invasion to 1798

Irish Poetry from the English Invasion to 1798

Russell K. Alspach

Second Edition
156 pages | 5 1/4 x 8
Cloth 1959 | ISBN 9781512800166 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512800173 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

"Students of Irish and English literature will welcome this historical and critical analysis of the Irish poetry composed during an interesting but neglected period. . . . In the first part [Russell K. Alspach] reviews the extant verse of the period. He discusses, for instance, the origins of that airy piece of satire, "The Land of Cokaygne"; he also gives specimens of verse in the old English dialects of Fingal, Forth, and Bargy. In the second part he deals with the early translators, chroniclers, and historians who opened up the rich. world of Irish mythology to the non-Gaelic speaking Irish."—Irish Independent

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