Edited with a view to presenting a close approximation to the "sacred book" Yeats hoped to bequeath to the world, his poems are accompanied here by detailed explanatory notes and a long introductory essay.
A comprehensive selection of Kavanagh's poetry. It includes selection that range from initial offerings such as "Tinker's Wife" and "Inniskeen Road: July Evening" to his tragic masterpiece "The Great Hunger" (1942) and celebratory verse, "To Hell with Common Sense" and "Come Dance with Kitty Stobling".
Includes simple images that summon the rural landscape of New England, and the author unfailingly moves the reader with his profound grasp of the human condition. This title comprises all eleven volumes of author's poems.
A collection of poems from the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature. The poems discover the possibility of a new beginning in many subjects and circumstances. Private memories, classical scenes and humble domestic objects are endowed with talismanic significance and friends and relatives are invoked for their promise and steadfastness.
The second in McDonagh's Connemara trilogy of plays. Mick Dowd is hired annually to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, in order to make way for the new arrivals. As the time comes for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours also resurface.
As a young man William Butler Yeats was deeply affected by the idea of romantic love. Thus most of his early poems, those that were written before 1910, are devoted to courtship and romance. This is a collection of 41 of W.B. Yeats's early love poems.
In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld.
A new play from Brian Friel whose previous works include "Philadelphia, Here I Come". Set over two days in a house just outside the Irish village of Ballybeg, the play tells the story of the five Mundy sisters, their brother Jack who is a priest and the illegitimate son of the younger sister.
Ethna MacCarthy (1903-59) was a Scholar and a First-Class Moderator at Trinity College Dublin where she taught languages in the thirties and forties before studying medicine. Perhaps best known to posterity for her relationship with Samuel Beckett and appearance in several of his writings.
Elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. This title broaches larger questions of transmission, as lifelines to the inherited past.
Breda Wall Ryan is an award-winning poet and writer. Originally from a farm in Co. Waterford, she lived in Cork before moving to Bray, Co Wicklow with her family. In a Hare’s Eye is her debut poetry collection.