Modern Irish Literature marks the culmination of the lifetime interest of the distinguished scholar Vivian Mercier (1919-89) in the influence of Gaelic literature on modern Irish writing. Building on the insights developed in his classic The Irish Comic Tradition, Mercier's focus here is on the research of nineteenth-century scholars which gave rise to the revival of Irish literature in English. Separate chapters analyzing the work of writers including Bernard Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Joyce, and Beckett build to provide a fresh and timely picture of Irish literary tradition. Informed by a wealth and diversity of scholarship, and written in a highly accessible style, this book is a major contribution to the study of Irish literature.
Related books and articles
Ireland and Scotland: Literature and Culture, State and Nation, 1966-2000 By Ray Ryan Oxford University Press, 2002
Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine By Joe Cleary Cambridge University Press, 2002
Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan Imperial Expansion By Patricia Palmer Cambridge University Press, 2001
Searching the MLA International Bibliography By Diaz, Karen R. Alexander, Harriet Reference & User Services Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 3, Spring 2001
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Michael Pierse, Writing Ireland's Working Class: Dublin after O'Casey By Richards, Shaun Irish University Review: a journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2012PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICALPeer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland. the Immigrant in Contemporary Irish Literature By de Salazar, Asier Altuna-Garcia Estudios Irlandeses - Journal of Irish Studies, No. 9, Annual 2014PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICALPeer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Ireland's Contemporary Writers: An Exploration By Heaney, Liam Contemporary Review, Vol. 291, No. 1694, Autumn 2009
Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland By Byrne, Jonny The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE, No. 2032, January 12, 2012
He Had a Great Interest in Ireland. and Wanted to Know about Society, Politics, Arts, Literature and Our Universities. . BENEDICT XVI QUITS IRELAND REACTS; ARCHBISHOP MARTIN PAYS WARM PERSONAL TRIBUTE By Bardon, Sarah The Mirror (London, England), February 12, 2013
Siege of Derry: Derry - the City of the Sieges; Few Events in Irish History Have Generated Such Controversy over the Decades as the 1688-89 Siege of Derry. IAN STARRETT Examines a New Volume of Essays, Just Published, Which Seeks to Explore the Profound Impact Events in the Maiden City Have Had on the Literature, History, Politics and Popular Culture of Ireland By The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), May 31, 2001
Ireland's Eastern Promise; [Euro]950m Ancient Tour Bid By Armstrong, Kathy The Mirror (London, England), April 15, 2015