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  • ISBN: 1852241705
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Brendan Kennelly
  • Subcategory: Poetry
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions; 1st edition (March 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1573 kb
  • EPUB size: 1746 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 199
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Brendan Kennelly (Author).

Brendan Kennelly (Author). ISBN-13: 978-1852241711. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

The Book of Judas: A Poem by Brendan Kennelly. The Book of Judas is almost 400 pages of poems, most of which are from Judas' perspective, but also which get into the hearts and minds of modern people, many of them Irish, many of them Dubliners. 1852241713 (ISBN13: 9781852241711). What's amazing about the book (aside from the poetry itself, which is wow) is that Kennelly essentially claims Judas for Ireland. He claims Judas for Ireland: he takes that which is, by the world, perhaps most feared and loathed and he asks it to step inside and make itself at home.

Brendan Kennelly (born 1936) is an Irish poet and novelist. Now retired from teaching, he was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin until 2005. Since his retirement he has been titled "Professor Emeritus" by Trinity College. He is father to one daughter, Doodle Kennelly and is also grandfather to Doodle's three daughters: Meg, Hannah and Grace.

by. Kennelly, Brendan. Irish poetry - Translations into English, English poetry.

Brendan Kennelly (b. 1936) is the prolific author of over twenty books of poetry as well as plays, novels . His poems are densely peopled with a cast of named characters whose stories are told in a variety of forms from strict ballad metre to free verse

Brendan Kennelly (b. 1936) is the prolific author of over twenty books of poetry as well as plays, novels and criticism. Born in Ballylongford in Co. Kerry, Kennelly was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin for thirty years. In his native country Kennelly is public property, both popular and controversial, not least for his collections Cromwell and The Book of Judas both of which generated many column inches on publication. His poems are densely peopled with a cast of named characters whose stories are told in a variety of forms from strict ballad metre to free verse. Inanimate objects too have their say, be they a shell, the sea or a loaf of bread.

Read Guff, by Brendan Kennelly online on Bookmate – Brendan Kennelly's Guff is both .

Read Guff, by Brendan Kennelly online on Bookmate – Brendan Kennelly's Guff is both mouthpiece and mouthed off, Devil's advocate and self critic, everyman and every writer consumed by self-doubt an. The book of Guff is about words writing the man. Words drive him into the cave of himself where he questions everything including words that seem to constitute answers and answers that question both questions and answers. Do poets write poems or do poems write poets?

The Book of Judas, Brendan Kennelly's 400-page epic poem in twelve parts, was the number one bestselling book in Ireland.

The Book of Judas, Brendan Kennelly's 400-page epic poem in twelve parts, was the number one bestselling book in Ireland. The Little Book of Judas is a distillation of that literary monster, purged to its traitorous essence. But Judas never goes away. He continued to worm his way into Kennelly's imagination long after the original book was "finished", and The Little Book of Judas includes some damning new revelations from the eternal scapegoat and outcast.

Brendan Kennelly is an Irish poet and novelist. Another long (400-page) epic poem, "The Book of Judas", published in 1991, topped the Irish best-seller list.

Brendan Kennelly: Begin.

Brendan Kennelly: Begin. He is best-known for two controversial poetry books, Cromwell, published in Ireland in 1983 and in Britain by Bloodaxe in 1987, and his epic poem The Book of Judas (1991), which topped the Irish bestsellers list: a shorter version was published by Bloodaxe in 2002 as The Little Book of Judas. His third epic, Poetry My Arse (1995), did much to outdo these in notoriety.

Timothy Brendan Kennelly (born 17 April 1936) is an Irish poet, novelist, and academic. Kennelly graduated from Trinity and wrote his P. He also studied at Leeds University.


Reviews about The Book of Judas: A Poem by Brendan Kennelly (2):
Hasirri
I bought this after reading somewhere that this book was at least part of what inspired the song 'Until the End of the World' on U2's album Achtung Baby. There are some poems in this book that are disturbing, but that's precisely the point. Judas is a character that must be disturbing at least some of the time. There are also poems in here that made me relate to Judas and to what he found himself doing - betraying Christ.

Until the End of the World is my favorite song on my favorite U2 album, so I wanted to check out this book. I found it to be really thought provoking, and caused some introspection too. I think it can be easy for me to judge Judas on the surface and not give much more thought to what he did. But upon closer examination and forcing myself to consider him a *person,* it also caused me to see myself as not a lot different from this guy. It's a great reminder that I too have the capacity to betray and I have betrayed. What Judas did was awful, but I do awful things sometimes too. Even though what he did was bad, that action eventually brought about an amazing, amazing outcome - which reminds me that even the bad I do can be used for good.

Thanks, Brendan Kennelly, for braving this subject matter!
Quamar
A book zi would recommend to anyone looking for something to stimulate their brain. Not your typical book of poetry, but very thought provoking.

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