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The Event and its terrors : Ireland, famine, modernity

Author: Stuart McLean
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2004.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart McLean
ISBN: 0804744394 9780804744393 0804744408 9780804744409
OCLC Number: 803385205
Description: x, 227 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Table of Contents for The Event and Its Terrors Acknowledgments 1. Writing After the Event 2. This National Disaster 3. An Irish Journey 4. The Most Difficult People in the World 5. Wild Hunger 6. In the Theater of Death 7. Haunted 8. Hungry Ghosts and Hungry Women 9. The Coming Event (Before and After) Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Stuart McLean.

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