Outside History: Selected Poems, 1980-1990

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$17.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
152
Dimensions
5.42 X 0.47 X 8.14 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393308228

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About the Author

Eavan Boland (1944--2020) was the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including Outside History and several volumes of nonfiction, and was coeditor of the anthology The Making of Poem. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was one of the foremost female voices in Irish literature. She received a Lannan Foundation Award and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award, among other honors. She taught at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Bowdoin College, and Stanford University, where she was the director of the creative writing program.

Reviews

[Boland] pursues an important, feminist revision of the history-making so often praised or inherited by MacNeice and Heaney. Not so much outside of history as counter to it, or in the process of amending it through addition, Boland has developed in her poetry what Harold Bloom might call an agonistic relationship with the paternal, natural, and often silencing history of traditional Irish poetry. . . . An attentive powerful, encouraging poet.--David Baker