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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin entry: Overview screen.
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Over a series of eight poetry volumes published in Ireland, beginning in 1972, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's central theme has been "the emergence of female subjectivity" Bibliographic Citation link. and spirituality from variously-depicted hampering and confinement. Her vibrant imagery draws together ancient and modern worlds. She has also published translations and scholarly essays, and is a founder editor of the magazine Cyphers.
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28 November 1942 ENC was born in Cork in Western Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1972 ENC published with the Gallery Press (founded just two years before this in Dublin) her first poetry volume, Acts and Monuments, which daringly borrows the title of John Foxe's Actes and Monuments (perhaps better known as the Book of Martyrs), 1563, a famously anti-Catholic collection of the lives of persecuted Protestants. Bibliographic Citation link.
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