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Poetry in the Wars is a classic work on Ireland, poetry and war.

In inter-connected essays, Edna Longley considers the work of Yeats, MacNeice, Frost, Thomas, Douglas, Heaney, Larkin, Mahon and Muldoon.

Edna Longley is a Professor Emerita in the School of English, Queenís University Belfast. Her publications include an edition of Edward Thomasís prose writings, A Language Not To Be Betrayed (1981) from Carcanet, and four critical books: Louis MacNeice: A Study (1988) from Faber, and Poetry in the Wars (1986), The Living Stream: Literature & Revisionism in Ireland (1994) and Poetry & Posterity (2000) from Bloodaxe. She also edited The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry (2000) and Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2008).

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