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James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical

Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution: 5

Carol Baraniuk

256pp: 234x156mm: 2014
HB 978 1 84893 513 6: £60/$99

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James Orr (1770–1816) was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets. He wrote in both Scots and English and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. A radical and a lifelong supporter of the Society of United Irishmen, Orr took part in the Rebellion of 1798, after which he fled for a period of self-imposed exile in America. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and theological context of his writing and reassessing his contribution to radical literature and culture during the Romantic era.
1 Critical Reception and Canonicity
2 Raising a Radical: Orr, Ballycarry and ’98: James Orr (1770–98)
3 The Construction of the Bard of Ballycarry: James Orr (1798–1804)
4 Bard in Residence: James Orr (1804–16)
5 Rude Scotch Rhymer? Scottish Enlightenment Influences on James Orr
6 Men of Independent Mind: Ulster Scots Poets and the Scottish Tradition
7 The Rebel Experience
8 The Robert Burns of Ulster?
9 Enlightened Romantic
Carol Baraniuk, University of Ulster
ISBNs: 9781848935136 978-1-84893-513-6 ISBNs: 9781781444887 978-1-78144-488-7 ISBNs: 9781781444894 978-1-78144-489-4

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