Journal Article

John Montague: Global Regionalist?

Elmer Kennedy-Andrews

in The Cambridge Quarterly

Published on behalf of Cambridge Quarterly

Volume 35, issue 1, pages 31-48
Published in print January 2006 | ISSN: 0008-199X
Published online January 2006 | e-ISSN: 1471-6836 | DOI:
John Montague: Global Regionalist?

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The contention of this essay is, first, that Montague’s globalism is of an arguably superficial kind, in that while he may be an international modernist in poetic technique, he is more of a traditionalist in his socio-political attitudes; and, second, that Montague’s regionalism is of a notably skewed and partial kind, in that he tends to see his famously divided province in terms of one community only. While demonstrating an openness to cosmopolitan influences, what Montague sought was not a continual process of ‘making it new’ but a modernisation of Irish tradition within a nationalist framework.

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Subjects: Literature ; Art ; Film ; Music

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