A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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I've never read a book quite like this one. Part memoir, part analysis of an 18th century Irish poem, and part biography of the poem's author, this book breaks down the space between past and present in revelatory ways. While dealing with the stress of her rapidly growing family, Ni Ghriofa became obsessed with the classic poem Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire, composed orally as the poet's lament on the death of her husband. Ni Ghriofa notes that it's "a tiny miracle that it even exists...lifted to another consciousness by the ordinary wonder of type."

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ISBN: 9781771964111
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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021