Studies in the Literary Imagination. Fall, 1997, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p7, 10 p.
Catholic Church, Churches, Protestant -- Northern Ireland, and Northern Ireland -- Religious aspects
The transition of the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland from forbidden topic in the 1950s to open discussion in the 1990s is mirrored in the reflections of a professor at Queen's University in Belfast. Subtle changes in language allowed for the possibility of peace and reconciliation. The announcement of a cease-fire in Sep 1994 provided new hope for the populace.
World Literature Today. Spring, 1996, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p252, 8 p.
Poetry -- Appreciation
Poetry creates the stability so necessary in living in reality. The world's reality is that of a slaughterhouse where peace seems to be just the pause between each slaughter. In such a world as this, poetry, like all the other art forms, serves as a landmark and a reminder of what has been achieved and what can be achieved. It keeps individuals in touch with their humaneness in the face of humanity's inhumanity.
The Southern Review. Summer, 1995, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p786, 21 p.
Irish poetry -- Criticism and interpretation
'The Midnight Court' was a poem made by Irish poet Brian Merriman in 1780 in the Pale area around Dublin, Ireland. It was written as a lamentation of Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill over the death of her husband, Art O'Laoghaire, an Irish captain who lost his life to soldiers while in battle at Carriganimmy in County Cork. It was more of an outburst of heartache and tremendous loss rather than a political outcry against war. Poets claim that this work ordained the place of Irish poetry in the Gaelic order.
The Southern Review. Summer, 1995, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p469, 2 p.
Maybe there's somebody dreaming me, And that's why my gestures have turned So slack and soft-edged, Their purpose forgotten halfway, My every move idiotic, Backsliding, and groggy. It explains these [...]