Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798, Vol. II - Vol. 2

Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798, Vol. II - Vol. 2

Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798, Vol. II - Vol. 2

Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798, Vol. II - Vol. 2

Synopsis

The island of Ireland, north and south, has produced a great diversity of writing in both English and Irish for hundreds of years, often using the memories embodied in its competing views of history as a fruitful source of literary inspiration. Placing Irish literature in an international context, these 2 volumes explore the connection between Irish history and literature, in particular the Rebellion of 1798, in a more comprehensive, diverse and multi-faceted way than has often been the case in the past. The fifty-three authors bring their national and personal viewpoints as well as their critical judgements to bear on Irish literature in these stimulating articles. The contributions also deal with topics such as Gothic literature, ideology, and identity, as well as gender issues, connections with the other arts, regional Irish literature, in particular that of the city of Limerick, translations, the works of Joyce, and comparisons with the literature of other nations.
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