21 April 1983
Show More The Crane Bag Book of Irish Studies, 1977-1981 edited by M.P. Hederman and R. Kearney, with a preface by Seamus Heaney.
Blackwater Press/Colin Smythe, 930 pp., £25, October 1982, 9780905471136Show More
A Colder Eye: The Modern Irish Writers by Hugh Kenner.
Knopf, 352 pp., $16.95, April 1983, 0 394 42225 2Show More
“... inescapably political. They could hardly do otherwise, living in Dublin since the violence started up again in Northern Ireland in 1968. Several of their colleagues are from the North: the poets Seamus Heaney, SeamusDeane, John Montague, Michael Longley. Deane, especially, has been important to them, arguing about Irish literature and the question of tradition, the North, the two languages, the ...”