The Irish Writer and the World by Declan KiberdThe Irish Writer and the World by Declan Kiberd

The Irish Writer and the World

byDeclan Kiberd

Paperback | September 19, 2005

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Declan Kiberd, author of the award-winning Irish Classics and Inventing Ireland, argues that political conflict between Ireland and England ultimately resulted in cultural confluence--causing the English literary tradition to greatly influence Irish language writing. Continuing his exploration of the role of Irish politics and culture in a decolonizing world, Kiberd covers Anglo-Irish literature, the fate of the Irish language and the Celtic Tiger. This collection of Kiberd's work over twenty-five years demonstrates the extraordinary range, astuteness and wit that have made him a defining voice in Irish studies and beyond.
Declan Kiberd is Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin.
Title:The Irish Writer and the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:September 19, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521602572

ISBN - 13:9780521602570

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the Irish writer and the world; 2. The fall of the stage Irishman; 3. Storytelling: the Gaelic tradition; 4. Writers in quarantine? - the case for Irish studies; 5. Synge, Yeats and Bardic poetry; 6. George Moore's Gaelic Law Party; 7. The flowering tree: modern poetry in Irish; 8. On national culture; 9. White skins, black masks: Celticism and Negritude; 10. From nationalism to liberation; 11. The war against the past; 12. The elephant of revolutionary forgetfulness; 13. Reinventing England; 14. Museums and learning; 15. Joyce's Ellmann, Ellmann's Joyce; 16. Multiculturalism: the strange death of Liberal Europe; 17. The Celtic Tiger: a cultural history; 18. The city in Irish culture; 19. Strangers in their own country: multiculturalism in Ireland.

Editorial Reviews

“A prize-winning literary and cultural critic, Kiberd synthesizes his insights on the “cultural fusion” between English and Irish and reveals the multicultural implications of that fusion. Highly recommended. All readers, all levels.”