Patricia Craig, 24 July 1986
Show More The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse edited by Thomas Kinsella.
Oxford, 423 pp., £12.50, May 1986, 0 19 211868 4Show More
The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry edited by Paul Muldoon.
Faber, 415 pp., £10.95, May 1986, 0 571 13760 1Show More
Irish Poetry after Joyce by Dillon Johnston.
Dolmen, 336 pp., £20, September 1986, 0 85105 437 4Show More
“... as its starting-point (as the blurb has it) the death of Yeats. The American publisher and critic Dillon Johnston plumps for Joyce, rather than Yeats, in his title: not on a whim, he tells us, but in acknowledgement of certain literary procedures sanctioned by Joyce, and afterwards available to poets, no less than prose-writers. The lofty tone perfected ...”