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The event and its terrors : Ireland, famine, modernity

Author: Stuart McLean
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Dissertation: Based on the author's Ph.D. thesis in anthropology, Columbia University, 1999.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
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The Event and its Terrors undertakes a critical reimagining of one of the major events of Irish history-the Great Famine of the 1840s-and of its subsequent legacies.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0804744394 9780804744393 0804744408 9780804744409
OCLC Number: 1105377019
Description: x, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Writing after the event --
This national disaster --
An Irish journey --
The most difficult people in the world --
Wild hunger --
In the theater of death --
Haunted --
Hungry ghosts and hungry women --
The coming event (before and after).
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Stuart McLean.


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