Ó Bruadair: selected poems of Dáibhí Ó Bruadair
In this collection Hartnett relays the complete scope of Daibhi O Bruadair's (c. 1623-1698) attitudes and subject matter. Sometimes lyrical, sometimes charged with spleen, they range from the epigrammatic to the prolix, and include laments, both personal and communal.
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