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A pocket history of Irish literature

  • 160 Pages
  • 4.33 MB
  • English
OB̓rien Press , Dublin
English literature, Geschichte, Intellectual life, History and criticism, Literatur, Irish au
StatementA. Norman Jeffares
LC ClassificationsPR8711 .J44 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24940326M
ISBN 100862785022
ISBN 139780862785024

The eighteenth century: rationalism, anti-colonialism, philosophy and comedy -- Nineteenth century fiction before the famine -- Romantic poetry, nationalism and the gothic -- Social A pocket history of Irish literature book with a message: Wilde and Shaw -- Seriousness and humour in the novel -- The literary revival -- The Abbey in the s and s -- Joyce and fiction: s to s -- Poetry after Yeats -- Pages: A pocket history of Irish dramatists, poets, novelists and short-story writers from Swift to the end of the 20th century.

The leading figures, and some of those who are less well-known, are placed in context, their works are listed, and commentary provides brief insights into their lives and work.

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Early Irish literature is usually arranged in four epic cycles. These cycles are considered to contain a series of recurring characters and locations.

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| out of 5 stars Irish literature, the body of written works produced by the Irish. This article discusses Irish literature written in English from about ; its history is closely linked with that of English literature. Irish-language literature is treated separately under Celtic literature.

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Tom Deignan. Irish literature - Irish literature - The 20th century: As the 20th century drew near in Ireland, a new nationalist cultural revival stirred. It would come to be known as the Irish literary renaissance and would change modern Irish history, but first it had to make sense of the Irish past.

In Standish James O’Grady, considered by his contemporaries the “father” of this revival. The oldest of all these books of miscellaneous literature is the Lebar-na-Heera, or the Book of the Dun Cow,* now in the Royal Irish Academy. By "the oldest" is meant that it was transcribed at an earlier time than any other remaining: but some books of later transcription contain pieces quite as old, or older.

From modernist masterpieces to award-winning historical fiction, Irish literature has broken new creative ground again and again. Its breadth defies abbreviation, but the list below is as comprehensive an introduction to the history of Irish literature as can be managed in 11 : Grace Beard.

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From well-thumbed classics to brand new contemporary works from writers to watch, the following list is a selection of nine books from Ireland’s very own literary canon which all thoroughly deserve a place on your Author: Bethany Stuart. A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects In this book John Gibney tells the story of the Rising and its aftermath through 50 objects that survive from that time.

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Hopefully, it will be a place to announce new books, review books we have read and used in our research, and to inquire into whether books of. Over the past year or so I’ve noticed an uptick in books being published about Irish history.

It only occurred to me last week that the reason for this uptick was probably the up coming hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising (April ).

Given the holiday I thought it appropriate to give you a list of recent books on Irish History. Modern Irish writing, however, began with Jonathan Swift, whose masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels (), is still widely read in schools. Swift’s satire of British colonialism set a tone for Irish literature – which is often comic and biting in nature, always with an eye on the turmoil between Ireland and England.

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This volume is for those who are interested in contemporary Ireland. This book, which argues the case for the critical role of the monks in preserving European culture and history from waves of invaders, became a worldwide phenomenon. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster, by T.J.

English. This look at Irish gangsters in several U.S. cities suggests a fine line between politics and : Brigid Cahalan. Use these online bibliographies to find more relevant books on Irish History and Literature.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF IRELAND Appendix: Timeline of Irish history Select bibliography Index The balance of this book is weighted to the period after in which modern Ireland has been formed.

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