The Poetics of Absence in Celtic Tradition


Author: Joseph Falaky Nagy

Published: 2003

ISBN: 978-0-947531-12-6

Publisher: Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru

Size: 247 x 148 mm

Format: Paperback, 27 pp.

In the Sir Thomas Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture for 2002 J. F. Nagy discusses ‘absence’ in the Celtic tradition, i.e. the gap in the chain of connection between poet, subject of the poem, and intended recipient of the poem. This absence is neither accidental nor incidental to the poetic process.

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