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Landscapes with figures : people, culture, and art in Ireland and the modern world

Author: Liam De Paor
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©1998.
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"Landscapes with Figures is a new collection of essays by Liam de Paor dealing with the modern world order and Ireland's place in it. Themes include Ireland and the British Empire, the poems of Tom Moore, Seamus Heaney, Irish America, the IRA, modern art and the new Europe." "This book provides an oblique, insightful commentary on the history of Ireland, Europe and America since the beginning of the modern  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Paor, Liam.
Landscapes with figures.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607087365
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liam De Paor
ISBN: 1851823840 9781851823840 1851823859 9781851823857
OCLC Number: 39886612
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 254 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Ireland and the British Empire --
2. Before the American Century --
3. The World of Brian Merriman: County Clare in 1780 --
4. The Voice of Tone --
5. Tom Moore and Modern Ireland --
6. The Hag and the Queen --
7. Sive Oultach's Children --
8. Finn and the Fairies --
9. The Melancholy of Coole --
10. Retreats from the Modern --
11. Vanishing Space --
12. The Great War --
13. A Terrible Beauty is Born --
14. A Matter of History --
15. The Battle of the Somme --
16. The Ambiguity of the Republic --
17. The Ebb of Irish --
18. Bloody Sunday --
19. Peace in Our Time --
20. The People's Choice --
21. The Voice of Bigotry --
22. Eggs and Omelettes --
23. The Future of the Irish Past --
24. The Dilemmas of Conservation --
25. The Artificial State --
26. Cars and Culture --
27. A German Boom City --
28. The Archaeology of a Poem: Heaney's 'Seeing Things' --
29. Irish America --
30. Some Ulster Protestants --
31. The End of the Wall --
32. An American Lineage: The Fishes of Garrison --
33. New World Orders.
Responsibility: Liam de Paor.

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"Landscapes with Figures is a new collection of essays by Liam de Paor dealing with the modern world order and Ireland's place in it. Themes include Ireland and the British Empire, the poems of Tom Moore, Seamus Heaney, Irish America, the IRA, modern art and the new Europe." "This book provides an oblique, insightful commentary on the history of Ireland, Europe and America since the beginning of the modern age."--Jacket.

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