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Ordnance survey and modern Irish literature

Author: Cóilín Parsons
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford Univ Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature' looks at the origins of literary modernism in Ireland, arguing that the roots of Irish modernism lie in the attempt by the survey to produce a comprehensive archive of a land emerging rapidly into modernity.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)921917545
Named Person: James Joyce; James Clarence Mangan; John M Synge; William B Yeats
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cóilín Parsons
ISBN: 9780191821585 0191821586 0191080357 9780191080357
OCLC Number: 945736004
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2017 American Conference for Irish Studies' Robert Rhodes Prize for Literature and Language.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction: Maps, Modernity, Modernism; PART I: ARCHIVES; 1: Archive: The Ordnance Survey Letters; 2: Anarchive: James Clarence Mangan among the Ruins; PART II: SCALES; 3: The Scales of Modernity I: The Aran Islands; 4: The Scales of Modernity II: Ulysses' Encyclopedic Narrative; EPILOGUE; 5: "Accursed Progenitor!": Beckett's Abstract Landscapes; Bibliography; Index
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