The essay is the preface to two novels by the contemporary Irish writer Brendan Kennelly, The Crooked Cross (1963) and The Florentines (1967). It highlights the presence of many themes and motifs the novels share with Homer's Odysseys. Both novels draw much of their narrative force from writing which borders on epic narrative and tales of heroic deeds. The focus is on the author's keen linguistic sensitivity especially to spoken language.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Young are Desperate
Numero di pagine7
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012


  • Irish epic
  • emigration
  • encounter
  • odyssey


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