130x200 1120 страниц. 2012 год. Penguin Books Ltd. From the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, as well as an outstanding variety of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the tradition of poetry in Ireland, the conflicts the country has faced and their depictions in poetry, and the historical background of many of these writers.