See Seamus Deane, A Short History of Irish Literature ( London: Hutchinson, 1986) and
Bruce Stewart, ' "Anglo-Irish Literature,
moryah'", The Irish Review, 14 (Summer 1993), 88-93, 93.
Thomas Kinsella, The Dual Tradition: An Essay on Poetry and
Politics in Ireland ( Manchester: Carcanet, 1995), 111.
This is the term usually used of the guerilla warfare which led to the
end of British rule in (part of) Ireland, although in the revisionist
history of recent times it has sometimes been seen as a patriotic,
nationalist term which glamorizes and heroizes at the expense of
historical actuality. In such history the term is therefore sometimes
demoted to lower case -- the 'war of independence'.
See Dillon Johnston, Irish Poetry after Joyce (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985).
See Terence Brown, '
Yeats Joyce and the Irish Critical Debate', in Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays (Mullingar: The Lilliput Press, 1988), 77-90. The theatrical and critical activities of Field Day are
described and analysed in Marilynn J. Richtarik, Acting Between
the Lines: The Field Day Theatre Company and Irish Cultural Politics 1980- 1984 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994).
Seamus Heaney, 'Introduction' to the
William Butler Yeats section
Seamus Deane (ed.), The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, ii. 783-90.
W. J. McCormack, Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish
Literary History from 1789 to 1939 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985), 241.
See David Lloyd, Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the PostColonial Moment ( Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1993). In opposition
to that, I am thinking particularly of Edna Longley work. See
especially her 'Introduction: Revising Irish Literature', in The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland (Newcastle upon
Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 1994), 9-68.