Irish Orientalism: A Literary And Intellectual History by Joseph LennonIrish Orientalism: A Literary And Intellectual History by Joseph Lennon

Irish Orientalism: A Literary And Intellectual History

byJoseph Lennon

Hardcover | April 30, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info

$57.65 online 
$63.00 list price save 8%
Earn 288 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Centuries before W. B. Yeats wove Indian, Japanese, and Irish forms together in his poetry and plays, Irish writers found kinships in Asian and West Asian cultures. This book maps the unacknowledged discourse of Irish Orientalism within Ireland's complex colonial heritage. Relying on cultural and postcolonial theory, Joseph Lennon examines Irish impressions of Asia and West Asia, understood together as the Orient in the West. British writers from Cambrensis to Spenser depicted Ireland as a remote border land inhabited by wild descendants of Asian Scythians--barbarians to the ancient Greeks. Contemporaneous Irish writers likewise borrowed classical traditions, imagining the Orient as an ancient homeland. Lennon traces Irish Orientalism through origin legends, philology, antiquarianism, historiography into Irish literature and culture, exploring the works of Keating, O'Flaherty, Swift, Vallancey, Sheridan, Moore, Croker, Owenson, Mangan, de Vere, and others. He focuses on a key moment of Irish Orientalism--the twentieth-century Celtic Revival--discussing the works of Gregory, Casement, Connolly, and Joyce, but including Theosophist writers W. B. Yeats, George Russell, James Stephens, and James Cousins.
Title:Irish Orientalism: A Literary And Intellectual HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.52 × 6.48 × 1.36 inPublished:April 30, 2004Publisher:Syracuse University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815630441

ISBN - 13:9780815630449

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews