History Gasps: Myth in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry

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Title: History Gasps: Myth in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry
Authors: Meaney, Gerardine
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6016
Date: 27-Sep-1995
Abstract: Recent years have seen a very rapid development in women's poetry in Ireland, a development which is part of a much wider one in women's writing and culture. The prevalence of poetry and the relative scarcity of prose in this movement is specific to Ireland and a significant departure from the pattern elsewhere. The strength of the tradition of women's fiction and the fragmentary nature of the tradition in poetry have tended to produce first an increasingly self-conscious feminist fiction, then an upsurge of women's poetry which attempts to re-define the poetic tradition and women's relation to it.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Colin Smythe
Copyright (published version): 1995 the author
Keywords: PoetryPoetry--IrelandMythology, Greek, in literature
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Kenneally, M. (ed.). Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature, Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature, vol 2
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection
UCD Humanities Institute Research Collection

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