'Sententious solitude'? Figures of the poet in the work of Derek Mahon

Ryle, Martin (2011) 'Sententious solitude'? Figures of the poet in the work of Derek Mahon. In: Gruszewska Blaim, L and Malcolm, D (eds.) Here/Now-Then/There: Traditions, Memory, Innovation in Modern British and Irish Poetry: Essays on Modern British and Irish Poetry, 5. University of Gdansk. ISBN 9788373268319

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Abstract

Derek Mahon is discussed as a poet who - like Louis MacNeice - addresses public themes in a distinctively personal idiom. The main focus is on three poems: 'Ovid in Tomis', 'Going Home' and 'An Bonnan Bui'. Mahon suggests the necessarily complex and self-divided nature of poetic utterance, which is bound up with and depends on forms of exile and self-exile.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Martin Ryle
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:53
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 08:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18822
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