Irish writing : an anthology of Irish literature in English 1789-1939 (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Irish writing : an anthology of Irish literature in English 1789-1939

Author: Stephen Regan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late 18th century to the early years of political independence.
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Genre/Form: English literature
Literature
Literary collections
Anthologies (form)
Belles-lettres (texts)
Anthologie
Anthologies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Regan
ISBN: 019284038X 9780192840387
OCLC Number: 53393730
Notes: Includes biographies of the authors.
Description: lxiv, 549 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part One: Writings 1789-1890. --
1. Political Writings and Speeches. --
from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790); from Letter to Richard Burke (1792) / Edmund Burke --
from The life of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1797) / Wolfe Tone --
Speech from the dock (1803) / Robert Emmet --
Speech at Tara (1843) / Daniel O'Connell --
Letter to the Irish Felon (1848) / James Fintan Lalor. --
2. Reflections on Irish culture. --
Preface to Reliques of Irish poetry (1789) / Charlotte Brooke --
from A Frenchman's walk through Ireland (1797) / Le Chevalier de la Tocnaye --
An Irish wake (1826) / John Gamble --
from The lough derg pilgrim (1828) / William Carleton --
from Ballad poetry of Ireland and The history of Ireland (1845) / Thomas Davis. --
3. Fiction. --
from Castle Rackrent (1800) / Maria Edgeworth --
from The wild Irish girl (1806) / Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan) --
from Melmoth the wanderer (1820) / Charles Robert Maturin --
from The house by the church-yard(1863) / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu --
from Hurrish (1886) / Emily Lawless. 4. Poetry. --
I am Raftery (c.1830) / Antoine Raftery --
Elegy on the death of Carolan (1789) / Charlotte Brooke --
Oh! breathe not his name (1807) --
She is far from the land (1811) --
Dear harp of my country (1815) --
The harp that once through Tara's halls (1807) --
Oft, in the stilly night (1818) --
The minstrel boy (1813) / Thomas Moore --
Written at the eagle's nest, Killarney (1800) --
Written at Killarney (1800) --
On leaving Killarney (1800) --
Address to my harp (1811) / Mary Tighe --
Roisin Dubh (1831) --
Eileen a Roon (1831) --
The spirit of the Irish song (1827) / Thomas Furlong --
To my native land (1832) --
The woman of three cows (1840) --
Lamentation of Mac Liag for Kincora (1841) --
Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan (1841) --
Dark Rosaleen (1846) --
Roisin Dubh (1849) --
The nameless one (1849) / James Clarence Mangan --The bells of Shandon (1836) / Francis Sylvester Mahony --
Lament for the death of Thomas Davis (1847) --
Cashel of Munster (1867) --
The coolun (1867) --
Dear dark head (1867) / Samuel Ferguson --
A nation once again (1845) --
The West's asleep (1845) / Thomas Davis --
The little black rose (1861) --
Florence McCarthy's farewell to his English love (1855) / Aubrey de Vere --
The memory of the dead (1843) / John Kells Ingram --
The fairies (1849) --
The maids of Elfin-Mere (1850) --
A dream (1850) --
The winding banks of Erne (1865) --
from Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland (1864) / William Allingham. --
5. Popular Songs and Ballads. --
Boulavogue (1898) --
The Shan Van Vocht (1842) --
The Wearin' o' the Green (c.1798) --
The Croppy Boy (c.1798) --
The Rising of the Moon (1866) --
Granuaile (c.1798). Part 2: Writings 1890-1939. --
1. Nationalist Writings and the Easter Rising. --
The famine queen (1900) / Maud Gonne --
The coming revolution (1913) / Patrick Pearse --
The Irish flag (1916) / James Connolly --
from The insurrection in Dublin (1916) / James Stephens --
Stephen's Green (1926) / Constance Markiewicz --
Spreech from the dock (1916) / Roger Casement --
from Literature in Ireland (1916) / Thomas Macdonagh. --
2. Memoirs and Autobiographies. --
from Recollections of Fenians and Fenianism (1896) / John O'Leary --
from De profundis (1905) / Oscar Wilde --
from The Aran Islands (1907) / M. Synge --
from Hail and farewell (1911) / George Moore --
from On another man's wound (1936) / Earnán O'Malley. 3. Short Fiction. --
A painful case (1905) / James Joyce --
Lilliput (1926) / Seán O'Faoláin --
The mountain tavern (1929) / Liam O'Flaherty --
The majesty of the law (1935) / Frank O'Connor. --
4. Fiction. --
from The real Charlotte (1894) / Somerville and Ross --
from Dracula (1897) / Bram Stoker --
from Ulysses (1922) / James Joyce --
from The last September (1929) / Elizabeth Bowen --
from Murphy (1938) / Samuel Beckett --
from At swim-two-birds (1939) / Flann O'Brien. 5. Poetry. --
Grief of a girl's heart (1901) / Augusta Gregory --
Requiescat (1881) --
Impression du matin (1881) --
Helas! (1881) --
The harlot's house (1885) --
Sonnet. On the sale by auction of Keats' love letters (1885) --
Symphony in yellow (1889) / Oscar Wilde --
My grief on the sea (1893) / Douglas Hyde --
The lake isle of Innisfree (1888) --
To Ireland in the coming times (1892) --
The song of wandering Aengus (1897) --
To a shade (1913) --
September 1913 (1913) --
Easter 1916 (1916) --
The wild swans at Coole (1916) --
Meditations in time of civil war (1921-3) --
The tower (1925) --
Sailing to Byzantium (1926) --
The circus animals' desertion (1937-8) / W.B. Yeats --
The love-talker (1902) --
The brown wind of Connaught (1902) --
Rody McCorley (1902) --
The passing of the gael (1902) --
Beannacht Leat (1902) / Ethna Carbery --
By the statue of King Charles at Charing Cross (1889) --
Mystic and cavalier (1889) --
The dark angel (1893) --
Ninety-eight (1893) --
Parnell (1893) / Lionel Johnson --
Carrowmore (1913) / George Russell (AE) --The little waves of Breffny (1904) --
The land to a landlord (1904) --
Women's rights (1906) / Eva Gore-Booth --
Prelude (1909) --
Beg-Innish (1909) --
To the oaks of Glencree (1909) --
A question (1909) --
In Glencullen (1909) / J.M. Synge --
To the liffey and the swans (1923) / Oliver St John Gogarty --
John-John (1910) --
Of a poet patriot (1913) --
The yellow bittern (1913) --
The night hunt (1913) / Thomas Macdonagh --
My lagan love (1904) / Joseph Campbell --
The lamplighter (1929) --
Geese (1939) / Seumas O'Sullivan --
A rann I made (1917) --
I am Ireland (1917) --
On the strand of Howth (1917) --
The mother (1915) --
Christmas 1915 (1915) --
The wayfarer (1916) / Patrick Pearse --
She moved through the fair (1916) / Padraic Colum --
A twilight in middle March (1914) --
June (1914) --
August (1914) --
Thomas MacDonagh (1916) --
The wedding morning (1916) --
The blackbirds (1916) --
The herons (1916) / Francis Ledwidge--
Father and son (1923) --
To my blackthorn stick (1923) / F.R. Higgins --
To a blackbird (1930) --
Shancoduff (1934) --
Inniskeen Road: July evening (1935) / Patrick Kavanagh --
To a modern Irish poet (1927) --
Easter Tuesday (1931) --
Mourne Mountains (1937) / John Hewitt --
Belfast (1931) --
Snow (1935) --
Carrickfergus (1937) --
Autumn Journal XVI (1939) / Louise macNeice. --
6. Drama. --
from The importance of being Earnest (1895) / Oscar Wilde --
Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902) / W.B. Yeats and Augusta Gregory --
The rising of the moon (1907) / Augusta Gregory --
Riders to the sea (1904) / J.M. Synge --
from Juno and the paycock (1924) / Seán O'Casey.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Irish writing, 1789-1939
Responsibility: edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Regan.
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This anthology spans 150 years of modern Irish culture, from the dawning of a powerful nationalist consciousness inspired by Wolfe Tone and Daniel O'Connell to the waning of the so-called Literary  Read more...

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a lucid and informative introduction...the extracts are cleverly chosen P.J. Matthews, Irish Times (Dublin)

 
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