Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939 by Stephen Regan

Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

EditorStephen Regan

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'Can we not build up a national tradition, a national literature, which shall be none the less Irish in spirit from being English in language?' W. B. YeatsThis anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century to the early years of political independence. From Charlotte Brooke and Edmund Burke to Elizabeth Bowen and Louis MacNeice, the anthology shows how, in forging a tradition of theirown, Irish writers have continually challenged and renewed the ways in which Ireland is imagined and defined. The anthology includes a wide-ranging and generous selection of fiction, poetry, and drama. Three plays by W. B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, and J. M. Synge are printed in their entirety, along with the opening episode of James Joyce's Ulysses. The volume also includes letters, speeches, songs,memoirs, essays, and travel writings, many of which are difficult to obtain elsewhere.'Stephen Regan's anthology vividly and valiantly presents a nation, and a national literature, coming into being.' Paul Muldoon

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Stephen Regan, Lecturer in English, Royal Holloway, University of London.
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Title:Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.57 inPublished:November 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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`a lucid and informative introduction...the extracts are cleverly chosen. No doubt this book will be much used by students and teachers of Irish Studies everywhere. It will also be of immense value to the general reader interested in Irish cultural matters. God bless all who sail in her.'P. J. Matthews, Irish Times (Dublin)