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Ciaran Carson is without doubt one of the so much demanding and artistic of latest Irish writers, showing verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and highbrow bold throughout a remarkably different physique of labor. This research considers the complete variety of his oeuvre, in poetry, prose, and translations, and discusses the most important topics to which he returns, together with: reminiscence and background, narrative, language and translation, mapping, violence, and gear. It argues that the singularity of Carson's writing is to be present in his radical resourceful engagements with principles of area and position. town of Belfast, particularly, occupies a crucially vital position in his texts, serving as an imaginitive point of interest round which his many different matters are constellated. town, in all its unstable mutability, is an abiding body of reference and a reservoir of artistic impetus for Carson's mind's eye. for that reason, the e-book adopts an interdisciplinary process that pulls upon geography, urbanism, and cultural idea in addition to literary feedback. It presents either a stimulating and thorough advent to Carson's paintings, and a versatile severe framework for exploring literary representations of house

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9 Similarly, when considered closely the slow corrosion and decrepitude of the taxi by the motorway takes on a curiously generative, fecund aspect, as if to imply that what is taking place is a process of decomposition and transformation that may, in fact, be imaginatively productive. Indeed, this deconstructive inter-meshing of seeming opposites is also facilitated at the level of form and soundsense, for the two ‘halves’ of the poem are subtly linked by the alliterative repetition of ‘b’ sounds – ‘beyond’, ‘blackbird’, ‘bush’, ‘beside’, ‘black’, ‘blue’ – all of which are implicitly subtended by the resonant title of the poem: ‘Belfast’.

Indd 38 16/08/2010 09:38:45 t h e p ol i t ic s a n d p oe t ic s of spac e 39 To hard hills of stone they will give The words for breast; to meadowland, The soft gutturals of rivers, Tongues of water; to firm plains, flesh, As one day we will discover Their way of living, in their death. (NE, 2) The equations between naming and possession, language and landscape posited in these stanzas not only point to Carson’s self-conscious engagement with the early Irish poetic tradition in several poems from The New Estate, but also carry obvious echoes of contemporary re-workings of the dinnseanchas tradition of Irish place-lore in John Montague’s The Rough Field and Seamus Heaney’s Wintering Out.

86, 89, 87. 16 Paulin, ‘Shivering Laurels’, p. 88. 17 Rand Brandes, ‘Ciaran Carson Interviewed by Rand Brandes’, The Irish Review 8 (1990), p. 81. 18 David Trotter, The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1984), p. 189. 19 Sarah Broom, Contemporary British and Irish Poetry: An Inroduction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), p. 142. 20 John Goodby, Irish Poetry Since 1950: From Stillness into History (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), p.

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