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The Irish Writer and the World

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  • Date Published: September 2005
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521602570

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  • Declan Kiberd, author of the award-winning Irish Classics and Inventing Ireland, argues that political conflict between Ireland and England ultimately resulted in cultural confluence--causing the English literary tradition to greatly influence Irish language writing. Continuing his exploration of the role of Irish politics and culture in a decolonizing world, Kiberd covers Anglo-Irish literature, the fate of the Irish language and the Celtic Tiger. This collection of Kiberd's work over twenty-five years demonstrates the extraordinary range, astuteness and wit that have made him a defining voice in Irish studies and beyond.

    • An important new work by the leading scholar of Irish literature and culture of his generation
    • A collection of the key essays that shaped Irish studies, previously only available in journals
    • Features an introduction and one new essay by Kiberd, synthesising the interests of his career
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    "There is a clear sense in all his writings, as in those of the late Edward Said, of an intellectual speaking over the heads of a narrow academic audience to the wider public. Part of the general appeal of his work, aside from its lucidity and rhetorical momentum, is the sense that something important is being articulated." - Times Literary Supplement

    “A prize-winning literary and cultural critic, Kiberd synthesizes his insights on the “cultural fusion” between English and Irish and reveals the multicultural implications of that fusion. Highly recommended. All readers, all levels.”
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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521602570
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the Irish writer and the world
    2. The fall of the stage Irishman
    3. Storytelling: the Gaelic tradition
    4. Writers in quarantine? The case for Irish studies
    5. Synge, Yeats and Bardic poetry
    6. George Moore's Gaelic Law Party
    7. The flowering tree: modern poetry in Irish
    8. On national culture
    9. White skins, black masks: Celticism and Negritude
    10. From nationalism to liberation
    11. The war against the past
    12. The elephant of revolutionary forgetfulness
    13. Reinventing England
    14. Museums and learning
    15. Joyce's Ellmann, Ellmann's Joyce
    16. Multiculturalism: the strange death of Liberal Europe
    17. The Celtic Tiger: a cultural history
    18. The city in Irish culture
    19. Strangers in their own country: multiculturalism in Ireland.

  • Author

    Declan Kiberd, University College Dublin
    Declan Kiberd is Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin.

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