Eascar agus Fás: the Early Poetry of Máirtín Ó Direáin

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Using post-structuralist and psychoanalytic literary theory (including Derrida, Lacan and Kristeva), this study explores Ó Direáin's early poetry as an expression of the desire for fixed subjecthood and a stable identity vis à vis the poet's growing realization that the 'self' is a 'de-centred' or split 'subject-in-process'. The analysis draws on Ó Direáin's prose writings, including Feamainn Bhealtaine ['Mayweed'].
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherAppletree Press
Number of pages57
ISBN (Print)978-1-84758-150-1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2013

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    Translated title of the contribution: Máirtín Ó Direáin: Selected PoemsÓ Direáin, M., Sewell, F. (ed.) & Sewell, F. (Translator), 19 Oct 2018, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe, Éire: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. 307 p.

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