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Collected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics Poetry) [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Kavanagh , Antoinette Quinn
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The centenary of Patrick Kavanagh's birth in 2004 provides the ideal opportunity to reappraise one of modern Ireland's greatest poets. From a harsh, humble background that he himself described so brilliantly, Kavanagh burst through immense constraints to redefine Irish poetry - a poetry appropriate for a fully independent country, both politically and culturally. Moving beyond Irish verse's preoccupation with history, national politics and identity, he turned to the land and scenery of his native Inniskeen, portraying the closely-observed minutiae of everyday rural and urban life in an uninhibited, groundbreaking style. Lucid, various, direct and engaging, Kavanagh's poems have a unique place in the canon and a unique accessibility.



This major new edition is the culmination of many years of work by Antoinette Quinn in creating authoritative texts for Kavanagh's poetry - from his early works such as 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' to his masterpiece, the epic 'The Great Hunger', allowing us to see the development of Kavanagh's genius as never before.



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About the Author

Patrick Kavanagh was born in Inniskeen, County Monaghan, in 1904. His verse collections included Ploughman and Other Poems (1936), A Soul for Sale and Other Poems (1947) and Come Dance with Kitty Stobling (1960). He also wrote the novel Tarry Flynn (1948) and his autobiography The Green Fool (1938). He died in 1967. Antoinette Quinn is author of Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography (2001) and editor of Patrick Kavanagh: A Poet's Country, Selected Prose (2003) and of his Selected Poems (1996).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1178 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (25 Aug. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00358G65M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224,700 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Uninhibited & Grroundbreaking Read 3 Dec. 2012
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Wonderful poetry woven around urban and rural themes. There's great passion and compassion in Kavanagh's work. This collection brings together all the best of this poet's work, including his best known pieces, such as the epic 'A Great Hunger'. Read it; you'll be rewarded!

John W-D
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5.0 out of 5 stars love & re love 15 Nov. 2013
By Dawn
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I wanted to buy a collection of this for years. I was intorduced to him at school & then I got distracted by Rossetti & Dante & Poe. But I love his simplicity & beauty. A nice publication & so glad I spent the money
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By Holmes
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I studied Kavanagh at A level, but I never thought I enjoyed poetry until I read some of his poems. His style and attitude is so typically Irish (in my humble, Irish opinion) and I can really relate to some of the themes of his poetry. I guess poetry is a subjective thing so I don't know how much good a review of it is, but I thoroughly enjoy reading this collection of poems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 28 Aug. 2014
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Wonderful landscape poet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Feb. 2015
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brilliant poetry. Arrived quickly.
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