Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern (Paperback)

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By Brian Ó Conchubhair (Editor), Samuel K. Fisher (Editor)
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Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern is the most inclusive and comprehensive anthology of Irish-language poetry to date. Impressive in its breadth and scholarly in its depth, this collection casts a wide net, and in tracing Irish history since the sixth century to the present day, it makes evident that so much of the bone and marrow of Irish history and culture is poetry. Across the turbulent and often traumatic centuries, poets witnessed and gave witness to a multiplicity of Irish experiences; the rich and multifaceted tradition they created is both a reckoning with Irish, European, and global realities, and an imaginative response to them. Capturing the power and beauty of this diverse tradition, this indispensable volume reveals poetry’s centrality to Irish history and culture. Meticulously researched by a team of twenty-two renowned international scholars, it features many new translations, introductory essays, and explanatory headnotes. This bilingual anthology should prove of inestimable value to students, academic, educators, and all those interested in Ireland’s ever-evolving poetic traditions and culture.

About the Author

Brian Ó Conchubhair is an Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame. He recently co-edited the Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies (2021). Samuel K. Fisher researches, teaches, and writes about colonial America, early modern Britain and Ireland, and the connections between them. His work focuses on the experiences of Irish and Scottish Gaelic and American Indigenous peoples. His first book (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) shows how diversity became a critical and contentious issue in the eighteenth-century British empire, leading to the American Revolution.

Praise For…

Bone and Marrow will prove to be an invaluable book for students, scholars, poets, and all those interested in Irish poetry. In each section and in the book as a whole, the selection of poems is powerfully coherent—both judicious and imaginative. The commentaries are at once accessible, expert, and rigorous. They encapsulate crucial historical, biographical, and cultural context while providing rich insights on each poem’s formal dynamics and rhetorical shapes. The editors have made an immense contribution to the world of Irish literature.” —Eric Falci, UC Berkeley

Product Details
ISBN: 9781943667000
ISBN-10: 1943667004
Publisher: Wake Forest University Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2022
Pages: 968
Language: English