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The page of Clarke, Austin, English biography

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Clarke, Austin
(Aibhistín ÓʹCleirigh)


Austin Clarke (9 May 1896 – 19 March 1974) was one of the leading Irish poets of the generation after W. B. Yeats. He also wrote plays, novels and memoirs. Clarke's main contribution to Irish poetry was the rigour with which he used technical means borrowed from classical Irish language poetry when writing in English.

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