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Adrift, 136 Aer Lingus, 332 African Americans Berryman depiction of, 307–21 Branagan depiction of, 294–95 Irish American relationship to, 259, 281–82, 287, 288, 300 Irish experience compared to, 259, 283–85, 286, 382 Irish racism against, 282, 293–94, 296 Moore depiction of, 286 music of, 296–99, 301 O’Reilly depiction of, 287–92 poetry of, 256, 258 and slavery, 256, 258, 280, 282, 284, 294–95 Stevens depiction of, 95 Walsh depiction of, 301–5 Agee, Chris, 50, 328, 329, 347–52 “The Black Kesh,” 349 First Light, 350–51 “High Summer,” 348 In the New Hampshire Woods, 347–48 “Mass Grave, Padalista,” 350 The New North introduction, 360 Next to Nothing, 351–52 “Occam’s Rime,” 350 “Offing,” 351 “Sea-Campion,” 351–52 “The Sierra de Zacatecas,” 351 “Trim’s Pond,” 348–49 Alexander, Elizabeth “Amistad,” 381 “The Negro Digs Up Her Past: ‘Amistad,’” 373 Allingham, William, 6 “The Alphabet Calendar of Amergin,” 175, 358 Amergin, 184, 230 Amistad, 373 Ammons, A. R., 40 Anderson, Maxwell, 222 Andrews, Elmer, 347 anti-Irish prejudice, 221–22, 284, 293 anti-Semitism, 72, 286 apokatastasis, 399 Arena, 137 Arkins, Brian, 139 Ashbery, John, 20, 161, 326–27 “Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror,” 390, 391 assimilation, 19, 20, 38, 98, 281, 283 Kinsella on, 23, 34 Attucks, Crispus, 289–90 Auden, W. H., 229, 231, 396 Barry, Kevin, 63 baseball, 20, 51, 189 Baudelaire, Charles Les Fleurs du Mal, 144 Index 445 446  Index Beat generation, 138, 148, 154 Beckett, Samuel, 11, 134 Benet, Stephen Vincent, 83 Benet, William Rose, 83 Berkman, Alexander, 85 Berryman, John, 132, 387 on immigrant crossings, 50, 328 on sexuality, 308–9, 315, 318–19 suicide of, 320, 321 works —The Dream Songs, 50, 108, 269, 307–21, 328 Bhabha, Homi, 121 Billings, Warren K., 85 bird motif, 131 Bishop, Elizabeth, 230, 346 “Filling Station,” 202 blackface, 303–6 Berryman on, 307, 310–11, 312–13, 315, 320, 321 Blackwood, Lady Caroline, 328 Blake, William “Proverbs of Hell,” 143–44 Bloom, Harold, 88, 90, 93, 102, 227, 387 Bogan, Louise, 219–32 biographical information, 219–21 formal poetry of, 228–29, 235 McGrath compared to, 240, 243–44 and women’s poetry, 230–31, 232 works —The Blue Estuaries, Poems 1923– 1968, 231 —Body of This Death, 223 —“Cassandra,” 225 —“The Greatest Poet Writing in English Today,” 226 —“Hypocrite Swift,” 228 —“Medusa,” 223–24 —“The Pleasures of Formal Poetry,” 228–29 —Poems and New Poems, 231 —“The Sleeping Fury,” 224–25 —“Stanza,” 227–28 —“Train Tune,” 229–30 Boland, Eavan, 162, 197, 230–31, 327, 332, 394 as feminist, 230 on genealogy, 257, 258 works —“The Emigrant Irish,” 21, 215 —“Famine Road,” 27 —Object Lessons, 230, 257 Bolger, Dermot, 21 Borges, Jorge Luis “Funes the Memorius,” 356 Boston, Mass., 1–2, 5, 282 Boston Pilot, 288, 294 Bourke, Eva, 23 Boyle, Kay, 61, 86, 222 and Ridge, 62, 64–66, 65 works —Being Geniuses Together, 66 Branagan, Thomas, 305 Avenia, 294–95, 296 Brazeau, Peter, 95 Bronte, Emily, 162 Brooks, Gwendolyn “Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat,” 299–300 Broom, 65–66, 68, 75 The Brother from Another Planet, 389 Browne, Terrence, 126 Burke, Edmund, 153 Burke, Kenneth, 65, 78 Byer, Kathryn Stripling “Lineage,” 270, 271–72 Byrne, James, 15, 283 Byron, Lord “Manfred,” 149 Index  447 Carnevali, Emanuel, 67 Carson, Ciaran, 216 Catholic Worker, 78, 86 Cavanagh, David, 189 Celtic Tiger, 14, 327, 339–40 Celtic Women, 328 Children of Chernobyl, 193 Church, Barbara, 96, 97 Church, Henry, 92 Civil Rights Movement, 300 Clarke, Austin, 318 Clifton, Lucille, 162 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 367 Coady, Michael, 199–216, 355 on genealogy and imagination, 213–14, 272–73 journey trope in, 202–3, 204 on parochial and provincial, 203, 209 on religion, 201–2, 208–9 works —“All Souls,” 202–4 —“Assembling the Parts,” 210 —“The Blind Arch,” 201 —“Checkpoint,” 206–7, 209 —“Epic,” 211 —“Extra-Corporeal Circulation,” 209 —“Five Airs from an Older Music,” 209 —Full Tide: A Miscellany, 199, 206, 208, 211 —“The Gift of Tongues,” 209–10 —“Home Abroad,” 211 —“The Letter,” 22, 212–13, 215, 272 —“A Local Habitation,” 200, 212 —“Munster Aisling,” 215 —“Nightdress,” 205 —One Another, 199, 206, 208, 209–10, 215 —“One Another,” 204–5 —“On the Record,” 210, 211 —Oven Lane, 199, 212 —“Recycling the Universe,” 208–9 —“The Sea-Divided Silence,” 22, 212 —“The Things They Say,” 209 —“Three Men Standing at the Met,” 210 —Two for a Woman, Three for...


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  • National characteristics, Irish, in literature.
  • Irish Americans in literature.
  • American poetry -- Irish American authors -- History and criticism.
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