“An inherited magical act”: collaboration in the work of contemporary Irish women poets

Megan Buckley (Università Nazionale d’Irlanda (Galway))

Abstract

Patricia Boyle Haberstroh individua nella poesia più recente la tendenza a riconoscere i legami tra poetesse, dal momento che i poeti contemporanei rendono omaggio ai loro predecessori. Il presente articolo si presenta come una riflessione su questi legami, prendendo in considerazione la collaborazione nell’opera di poetesse irlandesi contemporanee. In una prima fase, vengono analizzate le teorie sulla natura della collaborazione, in particolar modo di quella femminile. Successivamente, viene individuata l’esistenza di una tradizione poetica femminile irlandese e considerata brevemente l’opera delle poetesse Mary O’Malley e Eva Bourke.

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