Know the one? Insolent Ontology and Mahon's revisions
Denman, Peter (1994) Know the one? Insolent Ontology and Mahon's revisions. Irish University Review, 24 (1). pp. 27-37.
Poems 1962-1978 (1979) was in effect a volume of "new 1and and selected poems". It drew on three books: Night-Crossing (1968), Lives (1972) and The Snow Party (1975), and added some nineteen pieces not previously published in book form. Eleven years later came Selected Poems, a larger volume than the 1979 one, containing 102 poems as against 88.Only one item, "Dawn at St. Patrick's", had not been published in book form before. The Selected Poems had a greater body of work to select from, for the nineteen eighties had seen publication of The Hunt by Night (1982) and two "interim" collections: Courtyards in Delft (1980)which was subsumed into The Huny by Night, and Antarctica (1985).
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