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Banned and beloved in equal measure, The Midnight Court is a canonical eighteenth-century text widely considered to be one of the greatest comic Irish poems. Despite its simple storyline, Merriman’s poem addresses a wide range of themes from its satirical treatment of sexuality to its biting social commentary. This volume, the first critical edition, offers readers a fluid translation and five essays that contextualize the poem, making it an ideal text for any student of the poem and eighteenth-century Irish literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxvi
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  1. Part One
  2. p. 1
  1. The Midnight Court
  2. pp. 3-44
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 45
  1. Cúirt an Mheán Oíche
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. The Two Enlightenments of Brian Merriman’s County Clare
  2. pp. 59-69
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  1. Courting an Elusive Masterwork
  2. pp. 70-77
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  1. Approaching Cúirt an Mheán Oíche/The Midnight Court
  2. pp. 78-92
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  1. Timeline of Events in America,Europe, and Ireland: 1770–1807
  2. pp. 93-98
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 99-106
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  1. Partial Publication and Production History
  2. pp. 107-122
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  1. Additional Reading
  2. pp. 123-132
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  1. References
  2. pp. 133-138
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  1. Biographical Notes
  2. pp. 139-144
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 145-152
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815650560
Related ISBN
9780815632603
MARC Record
OCLC
835768150
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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