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The literature of Ireland : criticism and culture

Author: Terence Brown
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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A collection of important essays from one of Ireland's foremost literary and cultural historians.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Brown
ISBN: 9780521118231 Hardback 0521118239 Hardback 9780521136525 Paperback 0521136520 Paperback
OCLC Number: 803893105
Description: x, 281 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. The Literary Revival: historical reflections; 2. Joyce's magic lantern; 3. Music: the cultural issue; 4. Modernism and revolution: re-reading Yeats's 'Easter 1916'; 5. Shakespeare and the Irish self; 6. Irish literature and the Great War; 7. Irish modernism and the 1930s; 8. Post-modernists: Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien; 9. Patrick Kavanagh: religious poet; 10. MacNeice's Ireland: MacNeice's Islands; 11. Louis MacNeice and the Second World War; 12. MacNeice and the Puritan tradition; 13. John Hewitt and memory: a reflection; 14. Michael Longley and the Irish poetic tradition; 15. Seamus Heaney: the witnessing eye and the speaking tongue; 16. Derek Mahon: the poet and painting; 17. Telling tales: Kennelly's Cromwell and Muldoon's 'The More a Man Has the More a Man Wants'; 18. Redeeming the time: the novels of John McGahern and John Banvillle; 19. 'Have we a context': transition, self and society in the drama of Brian Friel; 20. Hubert Butler and nationalism; 21. The Irish Dylan Thomas: versions and influences.
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"The Literature of Ireland: Culture and Criticism brings together valuable essays from one of Ireland's most distinguished scholars. Individual chapters highlight gaps in scholarship and present new Read more...

 
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