Literature Ireland

An Fear Marbh / The Dead Man

Colm Breathnach

An Fear Marbh is a collection of new poems written by Colm Breathnach in memory of his father. This, his fifth, is no anthology of gloom. Breathnach deals with death by celebrating a life, with its high points and its lows, memory tinged with sadness but never giving way to sentimentalism. Breathnach’s collection appeals to the senses; overflowing with wonderful musical allusions and beautifully illustrated by Tomás Ó Cíobháin.

Cló Iar-Chonnachta 1998

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