«Poor Green Erin»: German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to After the Great Famine- by Eoin Bourke«Poor Green Erin»: German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to After the Great Famine- by Eoin Bourke

«Poor Green Erin»: German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to…

EditorEoin Bourke

Hardcover | November 29, 2012

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The area of 19th-century German travel writing on Ireland has received widespread scholarly attention over the years in treatises in both English and German, but these efforts were directed largely at fellow-scholars and formed part of an academic discourse on travel, interculturality and alterity. This book, on the other hand, is conceived of more as a reader for the general public than as an academic treatise, presents a surprisingly extensive body of comments drawn from German and Austrian sources from between 1783 and 1865 and lets them «talk for themselves». Some of these remarkably empathetic and well-founded eye-witness accounts were translated into English already in the 19th century by people like Sarah Austin and Sir Lascelles Wraxhall, but the editor has re-translated them to remove varying degrees of antiquatedness of formulation and has added other accounts that were hitherto largely unknown to the non-German-speaking reading public.
Eoin Bourke, born in Dublin in 1939; emeritus professor of German Studies at National University of Ireland, Galway; undergraduate studies and doctorate at Munich University; author of books on the literature of the late romantic and post-romantic period and the Austrian Anschluss in history and literature as well as of many articles i...
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Title:«Poor Green Erin»: German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:November 29, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: 29 eye-witness accounts of Ireland and the Irish by: Karl Gottlob Küttner, Caspar Voght, Philipp Andreas Nemnich, Johann Friedrich Hering, Friedrich Ludwig von Wachholtz, Heinrich Dehnel, Heinrich Meidinger, Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, Magdalene von Dobeneck, Friedrich von Raumer, Henrich Brockhaus, Karl von Hailbronner, Johann Martin Lappenberg, Knut Jongbohm Clement, Johann Georg Kohl, Jakob Venedey, Ernst Ludwig Gerlach, Anton Schütte, Ida von Hahn-Hahn, Franz Arnold Coellen, Moritz Hartmann, Adolf Helfferich, Fanny Lewald, Friedrich Engels, Julius Rodenberg, Reinhold Pauli, Leopold von Ranke, and two anonymous authors.

Editorial Reviews

«Eoin Bourke […] hat mit dieser Sammlung von ausgewählten Texten deutscher Reiseschriftsteller und ihrer Übertragung ins Englische eine literaturhistorische Meisterleistung vollbracht.» (Heiko Steffens, Forum Vormärz Forschung, Jahrbuch 2015) «Eoin Bourke’s ‘Poor Green Erin’ [...] has drawn an Irish following since its appearance in February this year, and for good reason. The emeritus professor of German from NUI Galway has, by means of translation, recovered a lost library of (mostly) 19th-century reportage on Ireland that few in this country has seen before. A knowledgeable guide can do a lot to make a tour worth making, and Bourke is the best of hosts.» (Adrian Frazier, The Irish Times, September 22, 2012)