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The literature of Ireland : criticism and culture

Author: Terence Brown
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Brown
ISBN: 9780521118231 0521118239 9780521136525 0521136520
OCLC Number: 496959026
Description: x, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The literary revival: historical reflections --
Joyce's magic lantern --
Music: the cultural issue --
Modernism and revolution: rereading Yeats's 'Easter 1916' --
Shakespeare and the Irish self --
Irish literature and the Great War --
Ireland, modernism and the 1930s --
Post-modernists: Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien --
Patrick Kavanagh: religious poet --
MacNeice's Ireland: MacNeice's Islands --
Louis MacNeice and the Second World War --
MacNeice and the puritan tradition --
John Hewitt and memory: a reflection --
Michael Longley and the Irish poetic tradition --
Seamus Heaney: the witnessing eye and the speaking tongue --
Derek Mahon: the poet and painting --
Telling tales: Kennelly's Cromwell and Muldoon's 'The More a Man Has the More a Man Wants' --
Redeeming the time: John McGahern and John Banvillle --
'Have we a context': transition, self and society in the drama of Brian Friel --
Hubert Butler and nationalism --
The Irish Dylan Thomas: versions and influences.
Responsibility: Terence Brown.
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