'All is emptiness/ and I must spin'

Thomas Kinsella and the Romance of Decay

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Abstract

Writing on Kinsella's St Catherine's Clock, this essay addresses its author's cultural pessimism, analysing Kinsella's counterpointing of present and past, his use of allegory and his place in contemporary Irish poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalIrish Studies Review
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2008

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  • cultural pessimism
  • allegory

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'All is emptiness/ and I must spin' : Thomas Kinsella and the Romance of Decay. / Wheatley, David.

In: Irish Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 3, 06.08.2008, p. 329-333.

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