The Pleasure Ground

by Richard Murphy

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ISBN:9781852249861

Genre:Irish Interest / Irish Poetry & Drama

Format:paperback

Description

Richard Murphy (1927-2018) was one of Ireland’s most distinguished poets, known particularly for poems drawing on the people and history of the west of Ireland with classical rigour and ‘unvarnished’ clarity. He emerged in the 1950s with John Montague and Thomas Kinsella as one of the three major poets in the new Irish poetic renaissance. The Pleasure Ground expands the scope of his much acclaimed Collected Poems of 2000 to include a selection of new poems along with an appendix featuring illuminating commentary on the historical and personal background of some of his most notable work, including ‘The Cleggan Disaster’, ‘The God Who Eats Corn’, The Battle of Aughrim, and the poems of High Island. Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm