The Cambridge History of Irish Literature 2 Volume Hardback Set by Margaret KelleherThe Cambridge History of Irish Literature 2 Volume Hardback Set by Margaret Kelleher

The Cambridge History of Irish Literature 2 Volume Hardback Set

EditorMargaret Kelleher, Philip OLeary

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This comprehensive history of Irish literature is written in both its major languages, Irish and English. The twenty-eight chapters in the two-volume history provide an authoritative chronological survey of the Irish literary tradition. Spanning fifteen centuries of literary achievement, the two volumes range from the earliest medieval Latin texts to the late twentieth century. The contributors, drawn from a range of Irish, British and North American universities, are internationally renowned experts in their fields. Featuring a detailed chronology and guides to further reading for each chapter, this major project will become the key reference to Irish Literature.
Title:The Cambridge History of Irish Literature 2 Volume Hardback SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1286 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 3.54 inPublished:March 27, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521822246

ISBN - 13:9780521822244

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Table of Contents

Volume I: Chronology; Introduction; 1. The literature of medieval Ireland to c. 800: St Patrick to the Vikings Tomás Ó Cathasaigh; 2. The literature of medieval Ireland, 800-1200: from the Vikings to the Normans Máire Ní Mhaonaigh; 3. The literature of later medieval Ireland, 1200-1600: from the Normans to the Tudors A: Poetry Marc Caball; B: Prose literature Kaarina Hollo; 4. Literature in English, 1550-1690: from the Elizabethan settlement to the Battle of the Boyne Anne Fogarty; 5. Literature in Irish, c.1550-1690: from the Elizabethan settlement to the Battle of the Boyne Mícheál Mac Craith; 6. Prose in English, 1690-1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Ian Campbell Ross; 7. Poetry in English, 1690-1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Andrew Carpenter; 8. Literature in Irish, 1690-1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Neil Buttimer; 9. Theatre in Ireland, 1690-1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Christopher Morash; 10. Irish Romanticism: 1800-1830 Claire Connolly; 11. Prose writing and drama in English, 1830-1890: from Catholic emancipation to the fall of Parnell Margaret Kelleher; 12. Poetry in English, 1830-1890: from Catholic emancipation to the fall of Parnell Matthew Campbell; 13. Literature in Irish, 1800-1890: from the Act of Union to the Gaelic League Gearóid Denvir; 14. Historical writings, 1690-1890 Clare O'Halloran; 15. Literature and the oral tradition Donna Wong. Volume II: Introduction Margaret Kelleher and Philip O'Leary; 1. Literature and politics Declan Kiberd; 2. The Irish Renaissance, 1890-1940: poetry in English Patrick Crotty; 3. The Irish Renaissance, 1890-1940: prose in English John Wilson Foster; 4. The Irish Renaissance, 1890-1940: drama in English Adrian Frazier; 5. The Irish Renaissance, 1890-1940: literature in Irish Philip O'Leary; 6. Contemporary prose and drama in Irish: 1940 to 2000 Máirín Nic Eoin; 7. Contemporary poetry in Irish: 1940-2000 Louis de Paor; 8. Contemporary poetry in English: 1940-2000 Dillon Johnston and Guinn Batten; 9. Contemporary prose in English: 1940-2000 George O'Brien; 10. Contemporary drama in English: 1940-2000 Anthony Roche; 11. Cinema and Irish literature Kevin Rockett; 12. Literary historiography, 1890-2000 Colin Graham; 13. Afterwords: A: Irish-language literature in the new millennium Bríona Nic Dhiarmada; B: Irish literature in English in the new millennium Fintan O'Toole.

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"Not the least of the virtues of the Cambridge History of Irish Literature is that its essays reintroduce readers to the beauties and curiosities of the literature...Available in paperback with glossy, full-colour covers, these books have no obvious rivals." - Lucy McDiarmid