In a harbour green : celebrating Benedict Kiely / edited by George O'Brien.
Contributor(s): O'Brien, George [editor.].Publisher: Newbridge : Irish Academic Press, 2019Description: 187 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781788550888 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Kiely, Benedict. -- Criticism and interpretation | Authors, Irish -- Criticism and interpretation. -- 20th century | Intellectuals -- Biography. -- Ireland | Omagh (Northern Ireland)DDC classification: 823.914
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Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Benedict Kiely, Singular and Plural / George O'Brien -- Benedict Kiely in His Own Time / Brian Fallon -- Out of Omagh / Martina Devlin -- An Unfortunate Country: Reading Benedict Kiely's Poor Scholar, 1974-2018 / Gerald Dawe -- Benedict Kiely and the 1950s: The Struggle to Be Modern / Derek Hand -- 'He Could Recite All Night': An Appreciation of Benedict Kiely / Patricia Craig -- The Light of Other Days: Revolving Many Memories / John Wilson Foster -- The Traveller / Paul Clements -- 'I Was the Stranger Who Had Once Been the Guide': Benedict Kiely's Americans / Christopher Cahill -- 'A Dark Writer': The Other Side of Benedict Kiely / Thomas Kilroy -- The Treacherous Waves of Lough Muck: A Hypertextual Reading of Proxopera / Thomas O'Grady -- Seanachaí and Silence / Colum McCann.
Novelist, short-story writer, critic, memoirist, broadcaster and journalist Benedict Kiely (1919–2007) was not only one of the best-known but one of the most artistically and culturally distinctive men of letters of his day. His fascination with the island of Ireland, the myths and memories of its people, and the many-voiced quality of its traditions, has secured for him a unique place in the country’s literary history.
His substantial body of fiction and non-fiction is a repository of lore and learning, which amply rewards the interest shown in it over many years, by both the general public and Irish and international literary scholarship.
In a Harbour Green reveals this interest with fresh insight and awareness. Written by leading Irish and international critics, these essays illuminate all facets of Benedict Kiely’s output, providing for the first time a comprehensive account of its formal variety and artistic range, its historic origins and inimitable style.
The result is a long-awaited, informative and warmly appreciative assessment of Benedict Kiely’s imaginative accomplishments and cultural significance. In a Harbour Green breathes new life into his work and places the artist himself at the heart of Irish literature, where he belongs.