Selected Writings of John V. Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America

Synopsis

A collection of eighteen critical essays and twenty-six translations spanning the career of one of the founding intellects of Irish Studies, the Selected Writings of John V. Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America consists of five accessible sections. The first gathers Kelleher's essays on the most widely known Irish cultural phenomenon- the literary renaissance of the early twentieth century. Part two contains his judicious assessments of Irish literature in its post-Revolutionary phase. The third section includes Kelleher's insightful essays on the experience of the Irish in America. The fourth section contains essays that examine early Irish literature and culture, opening with a benchmark essay for Irish Studies, "Early Irish History and Pseudo-History," which was read at the inaugural meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in 1961. The collection concludes with Kelleher's translations and adaptations of poems in Old, Middle, and Modern Irish, illustrating his command of the language at every stage.