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Ulster Art and a Wider Politics, 1930–39

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Hewitt begins work in the Belfast City Museum and Art Gallery. His left-wing poetry gradually attracts interest, and he succeeds in placing a poem in the BBC magazine The Listener. He meets Roberta ... More


Belfast Beginnings, 1907–29

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Hewitt family’s situation at the time of the poet’s birth, and after, is described, and Hewitt’s juvenilia examined. Through accounts of inter-family relations, a back-narrative engages with the ... More


Return of a Native

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter co-relates the deteriorating situation in Northern Ireland during and after 1969 with Hewitt’s imminent retirement from the Coventry art gallery. At the centre was a reading tour (with ... More


1974, and after Roberta

W. J. McCormack

in Northman: John Hewitt (1907-87): An Irish writer, his world, and his times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739821
eISBN:
9780191802799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739821.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Hewitt’s publications in his Belfast retirement years are examined, not only poetry but also Ulster art history and the history of nineteenth-century folk poetry. The role of the new Blackstaff Press ... More


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