Book Review: A History of Verse Translation from the Irish 1789-1897

Denman, Peter (1989) Book Review: A History of Verse Translation from the Irish 1789-1897. UNSPECIFIED.

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A couple of years ago, an English reviewer of one of the anthologies of Irish poetry which seemed to proliferate just then commented on how few interesting Irish poems were written in English before the birth of Yeats: "The 19th century is an especially dire period.... Yeats's own heroes, 'Davis, Mangan, Ferguson'are just dreadful". it would be nothing to the point to respond by seeking out instances where their poetry struggles out of the pit assigned them.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Irish University Review. Vol.19 No.1 pages 393-397
Keywords: Verse Translation; book review;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
Item ID: 801
Depositing User: Peter Denman
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2007
Refereed: Yes

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