A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

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"A terrible beauty is born" W.B. Yeats' poignant words have come to symbolise the complex legacy of the Easter Rising, 1916. At this time of upheaval in Ireland, poetry gave voice to a generation. Yeats' poem 'Easter 1916' sits alongside selected works of other major poets of this era, including Pádraic Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett, who were executed for their parts in the Rising. In the aftermath of the Rising, an outpouring of poetry also expresses the shock and grief of literary figures such as Padraic Colum, Frances Ledwidge, Eva Gore-Booth, James Stephens, Dora Sigerson Shorter and Seán O'Casey. Rebels, soldiers, honorary Irishmen, sympathisers and exiles all held up a mirror, in verse, to the events, beliefs and desires bound up in 1916.With poems selected by Mairéad Ashe Fitzgerald, this book is beautifully presented with Celtic design graphics and a ribbon page marker.