1989. Hardcover. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The sixth edition of this major modern poetic sequence concludes with a revised and expanded section of notes by Thomas Dillon Redshaw. Since its publication in 1972, The Rough Field has been praised as the most significant attempt in poetry to understand Northern Ireland’s troubled history.
About the Author: John Montague was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1929. A few years later his family returned to County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where he was raised. He was educated at University College, Dublin, where he received his BA and MA degrees. In 1955 he received an MFA from the University of Iowa. Before beginning a career of college teaching, he worked as a Paris correspondent for The Irish Times. He has taught at universities in France, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. In 1998, he was named the first Irish Professor of Poetry, a three-year appointment to be divided among The Queen’s University in Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin. He now divides his time between France and West Cork, Ireland. He has received many awards, including the Irish-American Cultural Institute’s Award for Literature, the American Ireland Fund Literary Award for 1995, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of numerous collections and an editor of anthologies. He has also published a book of stories, Berkeley’s Telephone and Other Fictions (Lilliput Press, 2000). Wake Forest is the publisher of his last ten volumes, including his most recent, Speech Lessons (2012).
Title: The Rough Field
Publisher: The Gallery Press
Book Condition: New
Book Description Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland: Gallery Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 5th or later Edition. Hardbound: cloth & dustjacket. Fine -- new in fine dj. First printing of this fifth edition, with a new Preface dated 1989. (The long title with the dates is given only on the half-title page.). Bookseller Inventory # 52904
Book Description The Gallery Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2734416632