The Literature of Ireland

The Literature of Ireland

Author: Terence Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139487801

Category: Literary Criticism


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One of Ireland's foremost literary and cultural historians, Terence Brown's command of the intellectual and cultural currents running through the Irish literary canon is second to none, and he has been enormously influential in shaping the field of Irish studies. These essays reflect the key themes of Brown's distinguished career, most crucially his critical engagement with the post-colonial model of Irish cultural and literary history currently dominant in Irish Studies. With essays on major figures such as Yeats, MacNeice, Joyce and Beckett, as well as contemporary authors including Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon and Brian Friel, this volume is a major contribution to scholarship, directing scholars and students to new approaches to twentieth-century Irish cultural and literary history.
An Irish Literature Reader
Language: en
Pages: 584
Authors: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy, James MacKillop
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-07-10 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

In a volume that has become a standard text in Irish studies and serves as a course-friendly alternative to the Field Day anthology, editors Maureen O’Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey thirteen centuries of Irish literature, including Old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs, and drama. For each author
Ireland, Literature, and the Coast
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Nicholas Allen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Ireland is home to one of the world's great literary and artistic traditions. This book reads Irish literature and art in context of the island's coastal and maritime cultures, setting a diverse range of writing and visual art in a fluid panorama of liquid associations that connect Irish literature to
A Journey Into Ireland's Literary Revival (Large Print 16pt)
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: R. Todd Felton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-01 - Publisher:

From the 1890s until the 1920s, a great tide of literary invention swept Ireland. As the country struggled for political independence, the writers who formed the Irish Literary Revival created a new, authentically Irish literature. Some, such as W. B. Yeats, John Synge, and Lady Gregory, celebrated the mystical tradition
Myth and Reality in Irish Literature
Language: en
Pages: 329
Authors: Joseph Ronsley
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977-09 - Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Myth and Reality in Irish Literature offers a rich collection of essays covering a wide spectrum of Irish literature from the early medieval saints and scholars to twentieth century writers such as Joyce and Beckett. Lady Gregory, Synge, Yeats, O'Casey and Myles na Gopaleen are among the poets, playwrights, critics,
Farming in Modern Irish Literature
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Nicholas Grene
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This innovative study analyzes the range of representation of farming in Irish literature in the period since independence/partition in 1922, as Ireland moved from a largely agricultural to a developed urban society. In many different forms including poetry, drama, fiction, and autobiography, writers have made literary capital by looking back