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The unappeasable host : studies in Irish identities

The unappeasable host : studies in Irish identities

Author: Robert Tracy
Publisher: Dublin : University college Dublin Press, 1998.
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Irish writers who were considered Irish by the English, and English by the Irish are discussed here - including Maria Edgeworth, W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Sheridan le Fanu, Elizabeth Bowen and James  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Tracy
ISBN: 1900621061 9781900621069
OCLC Number: 470384267
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 256-270. Index.
Description: 280 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: The cracked looking-glass of a servant - inventing the colonial novel; Maria Edgeworth and Lady Morgan - legality versus legitimacy; fiery shorthand - the Banim brothers at work; self-fashioning as pseudo-history - Roger O'Connor's "Chronicles of Eri"; Sheridan Le Fanu and the Unmentionable; that rooted man - Yeats, "John Sherman" and "Dhoya"; long division in the long schoolroom - among school children; intelligible on the Blasket Islands - Yeats's "King Oedipus", 1926; merging into art - "The Death of Cuchulain" and the death of Yeats; living in the margin - Synge in Aran; words of mouth - Joyce and the oral tradition; Mr Joker and Dr Hyde - Joyce's politic polyglot polygraphs; in the heart of the Theban necropolis - mummyscripts and mummiescrypts in "Finnegan's Wake"; the burning roof and tower - identity in Elizabeth Bowen's "The Last September"; Elizabeth Bowen - rebuilding the big house; a ghost of style; exorcising the Anglo-Irish past.
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"The Unappeasable Host is a treasure trove of scholarship, a series of 16 essays, each and all marked by a vast knowledge of Ireland and its writers, by penetrating insights, and perceptive analysis" Read more...

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