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Born in Dublin in 1896, Austin Clarke is generally considered the finest Irish poet of the generation following Yeats. His recurring themes are religion and religious doubt, radical politics including the politics of women's lives and, in his late, great and most richly complex poetry, the extremes of sexual terror, transformation and delight.
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Wake Forest University Press
(first published May 4th 1992)
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Austin Clarke (Irish: Aibhistín Ó Cléirigh) (9 May 1896 – 19 March 1974), born in 83 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, was one of the leading Irish poets of the generation after W. B. Yeats. He also wrote plays, novels and memoirs. Clarke's main contribution to Irish poetry was the rigour with which he used technical means borrowed from classical Irish language poetry when writing in English. ...moreMore about Austin Clarke...