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Finding Ireland: A Poet's Explorations of Irish Literature and Culture

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Richard Tillinghast, a celebrated American poet and critic, lived for a year in Ireland in the early 1990s and then returned each year until he became a resident in 2005. From an insider/outsider perspective, he writes vividly and evocatively about the land and people of his adopted home, its culture, its literature, and its long, complex history.

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by University of Notre Dame Press
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Mar 02, 2015 Amber rated it liked it
This was an interesting look at Ireland but it really should have been titled 'finding Anglo-irish' Ireland. Though the author claims impartiality, the emphasis is heavy on those who leaned more to the British and Protestant schools of thought, and at times the author seems openly antagonistic towards native Irish and the Irish Catholics
Mar 06, 2012 Lara rated it it was ok
I'm not going to finish this, but I'm still going to rate it two stars instead of one because I didn't dislike it, exactly, I just...didn't find it interesting enough to continue. The main problem I have with it is that I feel like this is a guy who's really into Irish poetry, which is something that I don't think a whole lot of people know much about, but he doesn't do a whole lot to explain who the people he's mentioning are or why they're important or interesting or...anything. It's like ther ...more
Feb 03, 2011 Nicole rated it it was ok
I finished this book a while ago and never changed my status. I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. I know of a few more Irish poets than I did before.
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