Patrick Kavanagh

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‘Inniskeen Road: July Evening’ 3

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‘On Raglan Road’ 5

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‘A Christmas Childhood’ 7

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Patrick Kavanagh was an Irish poet who also wrote fiction, autobiography, and numerous articles for Irish periodicals. Many critics and Irish literary figures have called him the nation's best poet since William Butler Yeats, and one of his long poems, ‘The Great Hunger’, is widely regarded as a work of major importance. Even Kavanagh's admirers, however, find h...

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