Originally written in the Irish language by the 18th-century poet Brian Merriman (circa 17451805), The Midnight Court is here translated by one of Ireland s distinguished contemporary poets, Ciaran Carson. This extended satiric poem assesses the growing economic, political, and familial constraints of late 18th-century Catholic Ireland under British colonial rule, while subversively playing on the tradition of the aisling (or vision) poem in which a beautiful woman represents Ireland s threatened sovereignty. At the ...

The Midnight Court 2006, Wake Forest University Press

ISBN-13: 9781930630253

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The Midnight Court 2006, Wake Forest University Press

ISBN-13: 9781930630260

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