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‘Stalled in the Pre-articulate’: Heaney, Poetry, and War

Brendan Corcoran

in The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199559602
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199559602.013.0037

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 ‘Stalled in the Pre-articulate’: Heaney, Poetry, and War

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This chapter examines Francisco Goya's representation of war, also considering Seamus Heaney's poetry and his portrayal of the artist's confrontation with history. It differentiates Goya's and Heaney's works, looking at the latter's struggle with the question of adequacy, and states that the war poem often covers other types of poems, such as the elegy. Finally, the chapter studies several of Heaney's works and its connection to war.

Keywords: Francisco Goya; representation of war; Seamus Heaney; adequacy; elegy; confrontation with history

Article.  10869 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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