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Of War and War's Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing
Of War and Wars Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing

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Authors: Gerald Dawe
Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin
Publication Year: Hardback October 2015
Pages: 256
Size: 234 x 156mm

ISBN: 9781782051763

Of War and War's Alarms is a unique study of war and revolution and their impact on the writing lives of Irish poets and novelists from WW1 and the Easter Rising through the War of Independence to the Spanish Civil War, WWII and the Northern 'Troubles'.

These timely reflections on literature in wartime include such figures as W B Yeats, Thomas MacGreevy, Seamus Heaney along with Francis Ledwidge, Charles Donnelly and Padraic Fiacc, Benedict Kiely, William Trevor, John Hewitt and Christabel Bielenberg. Of War and War's Alarms is a fascinating narrative that builds upon Gerald Dawe's achievement in his original ground-breaking anthology of Irish war poems, Earth Voices Whispering.

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Introduction: Of War and War's Alarms
Chapter 1: Earth Voices Whispering
Chapter 2: Pledged to Ireland
Chapter 3: All the Strains Criss-cross
Chapter 4: Meditation in Time of Civil War
Chapter 5: Child of the Revolution
Chapter 6: Exchanging Messages
Chapter 7: My Hierarchy of Values
Chapter 8: Our Town
Chapter 9: Odd Man Out
Chapter 10: The War Came Down on Us Here
Notes and References

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5 of 5 Of War and Wars Alarms: Reflections on Modern Iris February 10, 2016
Reviewer: Carlo Gébler, Dublin Review of Books from Ireland  
So what sort of an animal is Of War and War's Alarms? Every chapter is rich, detailed, focused, lean, and comprised of multiple elements (history, biography, criticism, memoir and so on), all of which are deftly and ingeniously woven into a seamless whole.

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