1 Read eBook for: tretower to clyro [PDF]

Tretower To Clyro

Tretower to Clyro PDF

Get This Book

Author: Karl Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 085738581X
Size: 61.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 272
View: 1583


Karl Miller is one of the greatest literary critics of the last fifty years, the founder of the London Review of Books and Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London. In this last book of essays he turns his attention to appreciate certain writers of the English-speaking modern world. Most of them are inhabitants of the North Sea archipelago once known as Great Britain, who are here seen as tribally distinct, as Scottish, English, Irish or Welsh, and as a single society. A new ruralism has come to notice in this country, and the book is drawn to country lives as they have figured in the literature of the last century. An introductory essay is centred on the Anglo-Welsh borderlands. Journeys taken with Seamus Heaney and Andrew O'Hagan to this countryside, and others, are threaded throughout the book. The poets Heaney and Ted Hughes are discussed, together with the fiction of Ian McEwan, the Canadian writer Alistair Macleod, the Irish writer John McGahern and the Baltimorean Anne Tyler. Scotland is a preoccupation of the later pieces, including the letters of Henry Cockburn, a lifelong interest of the author, who is also interested here in foxes and their current metropolitan profile.

On Seamus Heaney

On Seamus Heaney PDF

Get This Book

Author: Robert Fitzroy Foster
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691174377
Size: 27.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 248
View: 5697


"Seamus Heaney was the leading Irish poet of the second half of the twentieth century, and, after W. B. Yeats, arguably the most significant poet in the history of Irish literature. When he died in 2013 the public reaction in Ireland was extraordinary, and the outpouring of feeling decisively demonstrated that he occupied an exceptional place in national life. The words of his last message to his wife, 'Noli timere', 'Don't be afraid', appeared over and over again on social media, while key phrases from favourite poems became and have remained canonical. In this short book, conceived for the Writers on Writers series, historian Roy Foster offers an extended and largley chronological reflection upon Heaney's life, work and historical context, from the poet's origins in Northern Ireland and the publication of Death of a Naturalist in 1966, through the explosive impact of his 1975 collection North, and then into his years as a 'world poet' and an Irish writer with a powerful influence on English literature generally. Foster considers virtually all of Heaney's major output, including later volumes such as The Spirit Level and Human Chain, as well as Heaney's translation of Beowulf and his renderings from Virgil. Throughout the book, Foster conveys something of Heaney's charismatic, expansive and subtle personality, as well as the impact of his work in both the USA and in Europe. Certain themes emerge throughout, such as the way Heaney maintained a deceptive simplicity throughout his writing career, his relations with classical literature and the poetry of dissidence in Eastern Europe, and the increasing presence of the unseen and even spiritual in his later work. Foster also highlights Heaney's importance as a critic and the largely unacknowledged ways in which his own trajectory echoed that of the life and work of Yeats. Though Heaney evaded direct comparisons with his Nobel-prizewinning predecessor, he personified the quality which he attributed to Yeats: 'the gift of establishing authority within a culture'. Both poets made a challenging and oblique use of autobiography and personal history in their work, and both sustained a very particular and sometimes contested relation to the life of their country. Foster shows us that Heaney, like Yeats, came to personify and express the Ireland of his time with unique force and resonance"--

Annals And Antiquities Of The Counties And County Families Of Wales Containing A Record Of All Ranks Of The Gentry Their Lineage Alliances Appointments Armorial Ensigns And Residences

Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales  Containing a Record of All Ranks of the Gentry  Their Lineage  Alliances  Appointments  Armorial Ensigns  and Residences     PDF

Get This Book

Author: Thomas Nicholas
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 48.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 887



A History Of The County Of Brecknock

A History of the County of Brecknock     PDF

Get This Book

Author: Theophilus Jones
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 55.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Brecon (Wales)
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 6878



The Royal Tribes Of Wales

The Royal Tribes of Wales PDF

Get This Book

Author: Philip Yorke
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 76.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Wales
Languages : en
Pages : 219
View: 2410



The Visitation Of Herefordshire Made By Robert Cooke Clarencieux In 1569

The Visitation of Herefordshire Made by Robert Cooke  Clarencieux  in 1569 PDF

Get This Book

Author: Robert Cooke
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Heraldry
Languages : en
Pages : 107
View: 6313



A History Of The County Of Brecknock

A History of the County of Brecknock PDF

Get This Book

Author: Theophilus Jones
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 40.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Brecknockshire (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 542
View: 2586



Vaughans In Wales America

Vaughans in Wales   America PDF

Get This Book

Author: James Elwood Vaughan
Publisher: Higginson Books
ISBN:
Size: 53.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Wales
Languages : en
Pages : 269
View: 326


Vaughan Family

The Chronicles Of Wales 664 Thru 1282 A D Of Caradoc Of Llancarfan And The Welsh Bards Of Conway And Ystratflur

The Chronicles of Wales  664 Thru 1282  A D   of Caradoc of Llancarfan and the Welsh Bards of Conway and Ystratflur PDF

Get This Book

Author: Caradoc (of Llancarvan)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 29.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Middle Ages
Languages : en
Pages : 562
View: 1937



Annals And Antiquities Of The Counties And County Families Of Wales

Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales PDF

Get This Book

Author: Thomas Nicholas
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader
ISBN:
Size: 28.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Wales
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 2266



Back to Top