'Something Secret and Still': Silence in the Poetry of Eamon Grennan

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Previous criticism of the Irish-American poet Eamon Grennan has focused on his depictions of the natural world. Through a comparison with the French poet Yves Bonnefoy, this essay explores Grennan's concerns with the failure of language and highlights the way his poetry reveals the world through notions of silence and absence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalMosaic: A Journal for the Comparative Study of Literature
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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French Poet
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'Something Secret and Still' : Silence in the Poetry of Eamon Grennan. / Baker, Timothy.

In: Mosaic: A Journal for the Comparative Study of Literature, Vol. 42, No. 4, 12.2009, p. 45-62.

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