Patrick Kavanagh

(1904—1967) poet and writer

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Irish poet. His works include Ploughman and Other Poems (1936), A Soul for Sale (1947), Tarry Flynn (1948, a novel set on a small farm in his home county), and Collected Poems (1964). The Great Hunger (1942) is a long poem contrasting the realities of life for an archetypal peasant, Patrick Maguire, with the more conventional idealized peasant of the Irish revival. Much of Kavanagh's work is concerned with the relationship between Irish archetype and stereotype.

Subjects: Literature.

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