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Brophy, The Corner of a Field and Other Poems. Brophy, Sean. The Corner of a Field and Other Poems. Dublin, Rainsford Press, 1995. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. 48 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near fine condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following poems: Peace / Montparnasse / Evening at Bofin Harbour / Boys playing in the Phoenix Park / Gabhlan / Old Bridge at Mountallen / Dunmore East / The Picture of Reginald Gray / Loch an Teampaill / Lissadell / Swans at Falmouth / Poem for Lovers / Artillery Wood, Flanders etc.

″The author sets out to celebrate the ordinary in life, especially in nature. He celebrates life in the corner of a field in the west of Ireland, at a traditional Irish music session, on a rainy evening in Dublin City and at the graveside of a poet in Flanders. Readers are invited to join in this world of awareness, to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, to see the poetry in life all around them.”(Sean Brophy)

Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Poetry

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O'Brien, Some Irish Loving: A Selection. O’Brien, Edna. Some Irish Loving: A Selection. First Edition. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. 14 x 22cm. 262 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Excellent condition, other than small tear to dustjacket. Signed by Edna O’Brien on titlepage.

An anthology selected and introduced by Edna O’Brien on the theme of love. It includes letters, drama, poetry, and short stories ranging from Cuchulain to an anonymous schoolgirl to Synge, Yeats, and Joyce, revealing Irish responses to love in all its forms and providing a catalogue of the ways of loving. In her introduction O’Brien comments that “the more righteous would have us believe that the Irish kept those lubbard appetites concerning love and passion in due subordination. But despite prognostications about the Vanishing Irish and about the excess of bachelors, the country is still there and in it people busily engaged in the drama of love”.

Keywords: Anthology, Fiction, Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Love Stories, Poetry

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Salter-Townshend, To Ireland and Other Poems. Salter-Townshend, George. To Ireland and Other Poems. First Edition. Clonakilty, Walsh Printers, 1988. 15,5 x 21,5 cm. 56 pages. Original Softcover. Stapled. Very good+ condition with some minor staining on the cover.

Keywords: Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Poetry

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