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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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MacSweeney, Barry (1948–2000)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 251 words.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, MacSweeney left school at sixteen, and worked all his life as a journalist on local

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Mapping the Geographies of Hurt in Barry MacSweeney and S.J. Litherland

Peter Barry.

in Poetry & Geography

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 6083 words.

This essay reads the work of Barry MacSweeney and S.J. Litherland in terms of several sustained poetic dialogues. These touch not only upon the often turbulent personal relationship between...

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Aristophanic Structures in Sweeney Agonistes, “The Hollow Men,” and Murder in the Cathedral

Joshua Richards.

in T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 6833 words.

When T. S. Eliot began his foray into drama in the early 1920s, he wrote according to a schema derived from F. M. Cornford’s The Origin of Attic Comedy. Thus, Sweeney Agonistes is subtitled...

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Sweeney, Matthew (1952–)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 304 words.

Born in Co. Donegal, Ireland. He moved to England in 1973 and studied German and English at the Polytechnic of

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Sweeney, Matthew (1952–)

Mick Imlah.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 225 words.

(1952– ),

was born in Co. Donegal, Ireland. He moved to England in 1973 and studied German and English

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The Believers

Aurelea Mahood.

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

June 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 3684 words.

This chapter explores the question of marketing and the writer-run press by comparing Hogarth Press and McSweeney's, in terms of their constructions of cultural value, readership, and...

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