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Berensmeyer, Ingo (2003): Poetry as medium for cultural identity: Cultural theory and poetics in twentieth-century (Anglo-)Irish poetry. In: Anglia - Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie, Vol. 121, No. 3: pp. 390-419

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The problem of cultural identity is a crucial element of both social and individual self-descriptions, especially in post-colonial societies and literatures. This article examines its importance for (Anglo-)Irish poetry in the twentieth century, using a selection of texts by W.B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney, Cathal O Searcaigh, and Paul Muldoon.

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