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Author Kiberd, Declan.

Title Inventing Ireland / Declan Kiberd.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    820.9 KIB    Available
Description xi, 719 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Convergences
Convergences (Cambridge, Mass.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A new England called Ireland? -- Ireland : England's unconsious? Interchapter ; Oscar Wilde : the artist as Irishman ; John Bull's other islander : Bernard Shaw -- Anglo-Ireland : the woman's part. Interchapter ; Tragedies of manners : Somerville and Ross ; Lady Gregory and the empire boys -- Yeats : looking into the lion's face. Interchapter ; Childhood and Ireland ; The national longing for form -- Return to the source? Interchapter ; Deanglicization ; Nationality of cosmopolitanism? ; J.M. Synge : remembering the future -- Revolution and war. Interchapter ; Uprising ; The Plebians revise the uprising ; The Great War and Irish memory -- Worlds apart? Ireland and the end of empire -- Inventing Irelands. Interchapter ; Writing Ireland, reading Ireland ; Inventing Irelands ; Revolt into style : Yeatsian poetics ; The last Aisling : a vision ; James Joyce and mythic realism -- Sexual politics. Interchapter ; Elizabeth Bowen : the dandy in revolt ; Fathers and sons ; Mothers and daughters --
Protestant revivals. Interchapter ; Protholics and Cathestants ; Saint Joan : Fabian feminist, protestant mystic ; The winding stair ; Religious writing : Beckett and others -- Underdevelopment. Interchapter ; The periphery and the centre ; Flann O'Brien, Myles, and the poor mouth ; The empire writes back : Brendan Behan ; Beckett's texts of laughter and forgetting ; Post-colonial Ireland : "a quaking sod" -- Recovery and renewal. Interchapter ; Under pressure : the writer and society 1960-90 ; Friel translating ; Translating tradition -- Reinventing Ireland. Imaging Irish studies.
Subject English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Irish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, Irish, in literature.
Nationalism -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism in literature.
Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 0674463633 : $35.00

 
    
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