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Inventing Ireland : the literature of the modern nation

Author: Declan Kiberd
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1996.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Declan Kiberd
ISBN: 009958221X 9780099582212
OCLC Number: 39372223
Notes: Originally published: [Great Britain] : J. Cape, 1995.
Description: xvi, 719 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. A new England called Ireland? --
Interchapter. Ireland : England's unconsious? --
2. Oscar Wilde : the artist as Irishman --
3. John Bull's other islander : Bernard Shaw --
Interchapter. Anglo-Ireland : the woman's part --
4. Tragedies of manners : Somerville and Ross --
5. Lady Gregory and the empire boys --
Interchapter. Yeats : looking into the lion's face --
6. Childhood and Ireland --
7. The national longing for form --
Interchapter. Return to the source? --
8. Deanglicization --
9. Nationality or cosmopolitanism? --
10. J.M. Synge : remembering the future --
Interchapter. Revolution and war --
11. Uprising --
12. The Plebians revise the uprising --
13. The Great War and Irish memory --
Interchapter. Worlds apart? --
14. Ireland and the end of empire --
Interchapter. Inventing Irelands --
15. Writing Ireland, reading England --
16. Inventing Irelands --
17. Revolt into style : Yeatsian poetics --
18. The last Aisling : a vision --
19. James Joyce and mythic realism --
Interchapter. Sexual politics --
20. Elizabeth Bowen : the dandy in revolt --
21. Fathers and sons --
22. Mothers and daughters. Interchapter. Protestant revivals --
23. Protholics and Cathestants --
24. Saint Joan : Fabian feminist, protestant mystic --
25. The winding stair --
26. Religious writing : Beckett and others --
Interchapter. Underdevelopment --
27. The periphery and the centre --
28. Flann O'Brien, Myles, and the poor mouth --
29. The empire writes back : Brendan Behan --
30. Beckett's texts of laughter and forgetting --
31. Post-colonial Ireland : "a quaking sod" --
Interchapter. Recovery and renewal --
32. Under pressure : the writer and society 1960-90 --
33. Friel translating --
34. Translating tradition --
Reinventing Ireland --
35. Imaging Irish studies.
Responsibility: Declan Kiberd.

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