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Hope and Disappointment - The Poetic Life of Thomas Kinsella

Hope and Disappointment - The Poetic Life of Thomas Kinsella

David Lynch

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A fascinating biography of one of Ireland’s most renowned poets.

Thomas Kinsella's life and work spans almost the entire history of the Irish state. His life and work has engaged with some of the most fundamental ruptures, moments, scandals and developments in the history of this nation and its people.

The fight for independence, the economic shift to liberalism in the 60's, the power of the Church, the changing Irish working class, the civil rights movement and the subsequent 'Troubles', Irish foreign policy in the age of Terror among many others. As a civil servant, academic, activist and a leading socially-engaged poet, much of our modern history can be read and reflected through his work and life. But his work also deals with the more universal and more elusive topics of mortality, love and loss.

David Lynch's compelling biography of one of this nation's most impressive poets anchors his work in his real life experience, and explores the development of his life, the progress and regress of the Irish state, and the effects this has had on his output.

At once accessible and powerful it offers an overview of Kinsella's life's work and relevance.

Additional Information

Author David Lynch
Publisher New Island
Publication date 7 Nov 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781848402874

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