Songs of Myself

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Title

Songs of Myself

Creator

Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916)

Description

Thomas MacDonagh's fourth collection of poems.
This collection is MacDonagh’s fourth collection of poetry after Through the Ivory Gate (1902), April, May and Other Verse (1903), The Golden Joy (1906). According to Lawrence William White, even if borrowing its title from Walt Whitman, Songs of Myself showcases the ‘intensely subjective poetic voice characteristic of MacDonagh’s oeuvre, in preference to a Whitmanesque identification of the self with the representative man’. Johann A. Norstedt notes that this poetic work is one of MacDonagh’s more accomplished collections, displaying a commitment to devising a more original style. The poems in Songs of Myself reflect significant moments in his life such as the death of his mother and his journey to Paris during the summer of 1910. The collection includes frequently cited poems such as ‘John-John’ and ‘Envoi’.

Sources:

MacDonagh, Thomas. Literature in Ireland. Studies in Irish and Anglo-Irish Literature. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1916. Print.

Norstedt, Johann A.. Thomas MacDonagh. A Critical Biography. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1980. Print.

White, Lawrence William. "MacDonagh, Thomas". Dictionary of Irish Biography. (Ed.) James McGuire, James Quinn. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Web.

Source

UCD Library Special Collections (The Curran Collection)
https://library.ucd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1402113

Publisher

Hodges and Figgis

Date

1910

Contributor

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Rights

Image reproduced from the original held in UCD Library Special Collections,

Subject

Poetry
Thomas MacDonagh

Relation

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Format

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Type

Poetry

Language

English

Coverage

1910

Identifier

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Text

https://archive.org/details/songsofmyself00macdiala

Original Format

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Files

Cover of Thomas MacDonagh's Songs of Myself
Date Added
April 29, 2015
Collection
The Literary Career of Thomas MacDonagh
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Citation
Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916), “Songs of Myself,” Revival to Revolution: The Literary Career of Thomas MacDonagh, accessed July 20, 2018, https://revival2revolution.omeka.net/items/show/2.