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CRITICISM

Bradley, Ian. “Pens and Swords.” History Today 36, no. 10 (October 1986): 56.

Bradley praises Paulin's editorial contributions to The Faber Book of Political Verse, though notes that “the popular tradition of English political verse is rather under-represented.”

Hufstader, Jonathan. “Tom Paulin.” In Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stone:...

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CRITICISM

Bradley, Ian. “Pens and Swords.” History Today 36, no. 10 (October 1986): 56.

Bradley praises Paulin's editorial contributions to The Faber Book of Political Verse, though notes that “the popular tradition of English political verse is rather under-represented.”

Hufstader, Jonathan. “Tom Paulin.” In Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stone: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence, pp. 189-218. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

Hufstader examines how Paulin portrays the political dimensions of Ireland throughout his body of work.

Shulevitz, Judith. “The Close Reader: Senescent Prejudices.” New York Times Book Review (12 January 2003): section 7, p. 23.

Shulevitz explores the critical reaction to The Invasion Handbook and offers her own negative assessment of the collection, noting that Paulin comes across as “someone who needs to belabor the obvious in order to drown out his own conscience.”

Wieseltier, Leon. “Washington Diarist: Tutor.” New Republic 227, nos. 27-28 (30 December 2002-6 January 2003): 42.

Wieseltier discusses the charges of anti-Semitism brought against Paulin after the publication of his poem “Killed in Crossfire.”

Additional coverage of Paulin's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 123, 128; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 98; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 37; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 40; and Literature Resource Center.

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