Modernism and the Celtic Revival by Gregory CastleModernism and the Celtic Revival by Gregory Castle

Modernism and the Celtic Revival

byGregory Castle

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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In Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Gregory Castle examines the impact of anthropology on the work of Irish Revivalists such as W. B. Yeats, John M. Synge and James Joyce. Castle argues that anthropology enabled Irish Revivalists to confront and combat British imperialism. Castle shows how Irish Modernists employed textual and rhetorical strategies first developed in anthropology to translate, reassemble, and edit oral and folk-cultural material. Drawing on a wide range of postcolonial theory, this book should be of interest to scholars in Irish studies, postcolonial studies, and Modernism.
Title:Modernism and the Celtic RevivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521100348

ISBN - 13:9780521100342


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The Celtic muse: anthropology, modernism and the Celtic Revival; 2. 'Fair equivalents': Yeats, Revivalism and the redemption of culture; 3. 'Synge-On-Aran': The Aran Islands and the subject of Revivalist ethnography; 4. Staging ethnography: Synge's The Playboy of the Western World; 5. 'A renegade in the ranks': Joyce's critique of Revivalism in the early fiction; 6. Joyce's modernism: anthropological fictions in Ulysses; Conclusion: After the Revival: 'Not even Main Street is safe'; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Castle...provides an excellent overview of the last quarter-century's work on the Irish Revival..." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920