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In and Out of Ireland: New Poets and New Places

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This chapter discusses the work of two poets working in English, Sinéad Morrissey and Ailbhe Darcy, who write about their experience of life abroad and the return to their city of birth, Belfast and Dublin, respectively. Touching upon the permeability of borderlines between places, cultures and art disciplines, they offer a critique of the idea of a positively defined identity. The motif of translation is considered in a broader context, not least in view of an increased global consciousness and the multivalent implications of terms such as integrity, centrality and connectivity. The concept of a straightforward and natural identification with a “home” is challenged by an encounter with unknown cultures and foreign places.

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Theinová, D. (2020). In and Out of Ireland: New Poets and New Places. In: Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry. New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55954-0_8

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