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Wills, Clair

Works: 13 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 2,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
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Publications about Clair Wills
Publications by Clair Wills
Most widely held works by Clair Wills
That neutral island : a cultural history of Ireland during the Second World War by Clair Wills( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
When the world descended into war in 1939, a few European countries remained neutral, and few states were more controversial than Ireland. This book takes in the full breadth of the Irish wartime experience, describing a pivotal moment in the history of Anglo-Irish relations
Dublin 1916 : the siege of the GPO by Clair Wills( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
"This book unravels the events in and around the GPO [General Post Office] during the Easter Rising of 1916. Drawing on participant and eyewitness accounts, diaries, and newspaper reports, Clair Wills recreates the harrowing moments that transformed the GPO from an emblem of nineteenth-century British power and civil government, to an embattled barricade, and finally to a national symbol."--Inside jacket
Improprieties : politics and sexuality in Northern Irish poetry by Clair Wills( Book )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 350 libraries worldwide
"Improprieties is an innovative and accessible study of contemporary Northern Irish poetry in the light of current debates about post-modernism, poetry and politics, and the figure of woman in Irish political discourse. Close readings of the work of Tom Paulin, Medbh McGuckian, and Paul Muldoon focus on the 'improper' elements of the poetry: the refusal of a sense of home, the disruption of 'traditional' poetic form, and the sexual narratives told." "The intersections between post-modern literary form and post-coloniality are currently an issue of intense concern, but they have rarely been addressed in the context of Irish culture. Clair Wills explores Northern Irish poetry in the light of the complex relationship between an 'international' poetic form and its national context. She assesses the relation between poetry and politics in Ireland; the limits of the 'Enlightenment' and 'Romantic' influences on Irish culture; the nature of political violence; femininity in Irish political discourse; and the division between public and private spheres of activity. These discussions culminate in extended analyses of the work of Paulin, McGuckian, and Muldoon, showing that their work cannot be understood without a redefinition of the relationship between poetry and politics." "Improprieties is a much-needed evaluation of Northern Irish poetry, distinguished by its theoretical sophistication and lucid critical readings of three notoriously complex but hugely important poets."--Jacket
Reading Paul Muldoon by Clair Wills( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
"In this book, Clair Wills takes the measure of Paul Muldoon's poetic gifts. She offers close readings of many of the major poems, while also assessing the general features of his unmistakable style, and his relation to significant predecessors such as Robert Frost and Seamus Heaney. Her book also highlights the major themes in Muldoon's poetry, such as autobiography and the question of origins, sexuality, Irish myth and legend, history and political violence in Northern Ireland, and the dynamics of cross-cultural encounters."--Jacket
Poetry and politics by English Association( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"It can be argued that poetry and politics have much in common. Both are fuelled by a sense of necessity, even urgency. Both appeal to the imagination, to the sense that things could be otherwise. Poetry can be used to praise or criticise a society; political approaches can be fruitfully applied to creative writing. Both are concerned with values, with rights, with ideas of boundaries and nationhood." "This varied and stimulating collection of essays looks at the relationship between poetry and politics from the late Renaissance to the present day. Subjects covered include John Toland's revolutionary poem Clito; the trope of trade winds as used by Milton and Shelley; Queen Victoria's role in women's poetry; and socialist content and potential in Ivor Gurney and Edgell Rickword. The final contribution interrogates the pairing of 'poetry and politics', concluding, as the volume as a whole eloquently demonstrates, that the two are closely intertwined."--Jacket
The best are leaving : emigration and post-war Irish culture by Clair Wills( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Clair Wills's The Best Are Leaving is an important and wide-ranging study of post-war Irish emigrant culture. Wills analyses representations of emigrants from Ireland and of Irish immigrants in Britain across a range of discourses, including official documents, sociological texts, clerical literature, journalism, drama, literary fiction, and popular literature and film. This book, written by a leading critic of Irish literature and culture, discusses topics such as the loss of the finest people from rural Ireland and the destruction of traditional communities; the anxieties of women emigrants and their desire for the benefits of modern consumer society; the stereotype of the drunken Irishman; the charming and authentic country Irish in the city; and the ambiguous meanings of Irish Catholicism in England, which was viewed as both a threatening and civilising force. Wills explores this theme of emigration through writers as diverse as M. J. Molloy, John B. Keane, Tom Murphy, and Edna O'Brien
The Cracked lookingglass : highlights from the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Language, history and sex in the poetry of Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian by Clair Wills( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
1916 by Clair Wills( file )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Joyce, prostitution, and the colonial city by Clair Wills( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Upsetting the public : carnival, hysteria and women's texts by Clair Wills( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Women, domesticity and the family : recent feminist work in Irish cultural studies by Clair Wills( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mothers and other strangers by Clair Wills( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lange bespreking van Julia Kristeva's strangers to ourselves
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English (77)
Italian (1)
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