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Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the ArtsDerek Mahon’s Seascapes Mediated through Greece: Antiquity in Modernity, Nature in Abstraction

Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts: Derek Mahon’s Seascapes Mediated... [Focusing on Derek Mahon’s three seascape poems, which are either related directly and indirectly to modern Greece and its ancient history, or inviting comparison with Modern Greek poetry, this chapter inquires into Mahon’s poetic reflection on the relationship between seascape and myth from antiquity into the present, to end up with the poetic distillation of the nature myth into the sphere of the abstract and the universal. The poet’s practice is set against the concise background of the Irish-Greek modern inspirations, a domain scarcely explored in comparison to the ancient frame of reference.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the ArtsDerek Mahon’s Seascapes Mediated through Greece: Antiquity in Modernity, Nature in Abstraction

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
ISBN
978-1-349-33991-4
Pages
69 –80
DOI
10.1057/9780230360297_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Focusing on Derek Mahon’s three seascape poems, which are either related directly and indirectly to modern Greece and its ancient history, or inviting comparison with Modern Greek poetry, this chapter inquires into Mahon’s poetic reflection on the relationship between seascape and myth from antiquity into the present, to end up with the poetic distillation of the nature myth into the sphere of the abstract and the universal. The poet’s practice is set against the concise background of the Irish-Greek modern inspirations, a domain scarcely explored in comparison to the ancient frame of reference.]

Published: Sep 2, 2015

Keywords: Swimming Pool; Ancient History; Life Force; Pastoral Convention; Wild Thyme

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