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Wake Forest
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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

The Astrakhan Cloak

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The Astrakhan Cloak offers poems selected from Feis, Ní Dhomhnaill’s collection in Irish, and translated by Paul Muldoon. Ní Dhomhnaill’s skillful negotiations between the forms, fables, and idioms of an older Ireland and the commodity culture, depth-psychology, and Eurospeak of modern Ireland are disclosed by the playful, accurate language of Muldoon who has been called the “most charismatic poet” of the British Isles.

In Irish and English; translated by Paul Muldoon


Reviews

“Certainly the work of both poets has much in common: sensuality, wit, irreverence and a delight in lore, legend (particularly local legend) and linguistic dexterity. And these exuberant poems filter a modern suburban existence through the beguiling miasma of a more ancient Ireland. . . . What Muldoon calls in one poem ‘the monsters of the imagination, the demons of the air,’ dart through the book like sly witches on a wild night. The poems often read like spells set to invigorate and intrigue.”
– The Sunday Tribune

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The Astrakhan Cloak offers poems selected from Feis, Ní Dhomhnaill’s collection in Irish, and translated by Paul Muldoon. Ní Dhomhnaill’s skillful negotiations between the forms, fables, and idioms of an older Ireland and the commodity culture, depth-psychology, and Eurospeak of modern Ireland are disclosed by the playful, accurate language of Muldoon who has been called the “most charismatic poet” of the British Isles.

In Irish and English; translated by Paul Muldoon


Reviews

“Certainly the work of both poets has much in common: sensuality, wit, irreverence and a delight in lore, legend (particularly local legend) and linguistic dexterity. And these exuberant poems filter a modern suburban existence through the beguiling miasma of a more ancient Ireland. . . . What Muldoon calls in one poem ‘the monsters of the imagination, the demons of the air,’ dart through the book like sly witches on a wild night. The poems often read like spells set to invigorate and intrigue.”
– The Sunday Tribune

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Publication date:

1993