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Modern Irish literature : sources and founders

Author: Vivian Mercier; Eilis Dillon; Declan Kiberd
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon press, 1994.
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Marks the culmination of the interest of the scholar Vivian Mercier (1919-1989) in the influence of Gaelic literature on modern Irish writing. Through analyses of such major figures as Yeats, Synge,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Mercier; Eilis Dillon; Declan Kiberd
ISBN: 0198120745 9780198120742
OCLC Number: 463979621
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 344-360. Index.
Description: XVII-381 p. : jaquette ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rediscovery of the Gaelic past; Irish writers and English readers - literature and politics 1798-1845; evangelical revival in the Church of Ireland 1800-1869; the revival begins; Bernard Shaw - Irish international; W.B. Yeats - master craftsman; John Millington Synge - devil or saint?; James Joyce - creating Ulysses; "All That Fall" - Samuel Beckett and the Bible; European-Irish literary connections in the 20th century. Appendix: published works of Vivian Mercier.
Responsibility: Vivian Mercier ; ed. and presented by Eilis Dillon ; [introd. by Declan Kiberd].
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