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date: 18 February 2020

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This chapter examines Francisco Goya's representation of war, also considering Seamus Heaney's poetry and his portrayal of the artist's confrontation with history. It differentiates Goya's and Heaney's works, looking at the latter's struggle with the question of adequacy, and states that the war poem often covers other types of poems, such as the elegy. Finally, the chapter studies several of Heaney's works and its connection to war.

Keywords: Francisco Goya, representation of war, Seamus Heaney, adequacy, elegy, confrontation with history

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