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Saturday 21 May 2016

The Irish Poet and the Natural World - Book Review

The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics 
Andrew Carpenter and Lucy Collins (editors)

"The editors of this collection from the late sixteen to the early nineteen century have edited and annotated their selection with skill, including judicious footnotes and coconut biographical notes. This is both a relief and a pleasure, making this a work one wants to dip into and flick back and forth, as indeed the editors would wish us to do... this lovely, wide-ranging and superbly selected anthology. This is a book to take down from the shelves often." -- Books Ireland

This annotated anthology of poems make available a rich variety of Irish texts depicting the relationship between humans and the environment between the years 1580 and 1820. more than a hundred poems are printed here, together with an extensive critical introduction, notes on each text, and a full biography. all the poets whose work is represented were born in Ireland or are identified as Irish.

Publication Year: Hardback March 2014
Pages: 430
Size: 234 x 156mm

ISBN: 9781782050643


This book review appeared in Stylus: Trade, Academic, and Professional Books - Fall 2015, book catalogue. For more information about, and to place an order of "The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics,” please check Stylus/Cork University Press website.

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