The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Hardcover | July 16, 2011

EditorClare HuttonbyPatrick Walsh

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The Oxford History of the Irish Book is a major new series that charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. For the first time, it offers a history of the Irish book as acreated object situated in a world of communications, trade, transport, power, and money, and examines the ways in which books have both reflected and influenced social, political, and intellectual formations in Ireland. It is an important project for the understanding of Ireland's written andprinted heritage, and is by its nature of profound cross-cultural significance, embracing as it does all the written and printed traditions and heritages of Ireland and placing them in the global context of a worldwide interest in book histories. Books have played a role of key importance in shaping Ireland's twentieth century cultural and political heritage. Volume V: The Irish Book in English 1891-2000 charts that heritage from the beginnings of the Literary Revival in the 1890s to the end of the twentieth century. Part One consists of general survey chapters which examine developments in the cultures of Irish reading and publishing during the twentieth century. These chapters cover four specific periods, divided as follows: 1891-1921 covering the Literary Revival, and the often turbulent developments whichled to the partition of the island; 1922-1939 looking at the social, economic and political machinations of print culture amidst an atmosphere of intense cultural conservatism, and during the so called economic 'war'; 1939-1969 examining the difficulties which Irish publishers continued to face, aswell as the popular trends of reading 'Westerns'; 1969-2000 looking at the renewal of the Irish publishing industry, and the growth of cultural self-confidence which came about as literary censorship receded into the past. Part Two examines some of the thematic issues raised in these survey chapters, including the financial and market factors governing the Irish book trade; the concerns of Irish regional publishing; the creation and reception of Irish books in the US and Australia; censorship; the Irish book in theinformatics age; and publishing for Catholic Ireland. Part Three is concerned with assessing the specific achievements of some of Ireland's most culturally significant publishing houses, and includes chapters on Gill and Macmillan; the Cuala Press; Maunsel and Company; the Dolmen Press; the Gallery Press and Blackstaff Press. This section also includeschapters on two British firms which have done much to support Irish writers: Macmillan and Faber. The book concludes with a bibliographical chapter outlining 'Sources for Irish Book History, 1891-2000'. This is the first attempt to comprehensively outline the history of twentieth century Irish book culture, and will be the standard guide for many years to come.

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The Oxford History of the Irish Book is a major new series that charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. For the first time, it offers a history of the Irish book as acreated object situated in a world of commun...

Clare Hutton is Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, and has published in the field of twentieth century Irish book history, and Irish literature. Patrick Walsh is Senior Lecturer in Education at Queen's University Belfast, and has published on various topics relating to education and curriculum formation in Ireland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:776 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.51 inPublished:July 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsIntroductionClare Hutton: I. THE CULTURES OF IRISH PUBLISHING AND READING1. Clare Hutton: Publishing the Irish Cultural Revival, 1891-19222. Ben Levitas: Reading and the Irish Revival, 1891-19223. Nicholas Allen and Terence Brown: Publishing after Partition, 1922-19394. Nicholas Allen: Reading Revolutions, 1922-19395. Gabriel Doherty and Gillian M. Doherty: 'Some Measure of Vocation': Publishing in Ireland, 1939-19696. Frank Shovlin: From Tucson to Television: Irish Reading, 1939-19697. Siobhan Holland: 'Our Literary History in the Making': The Persistence of the Literary Press, 1969-20008. Ronan McDonald: 'Anything about Ireland?' Reading in Ireland, 1969-2000II: THEMATIC SURVEYS9. Tony Farmar: An Eye to Business: Financial and Market Factors, 1895-199510. Andrew McCarthy: Publishing for Catholic Ireland11. Gillian McIntosh: Funding Literary Enterprise and Publishing in Ireland12. Donal O Drisceoil: A Dark Chapter: Censorship and the Irish Writer13. Mary N. Harris: Parochial, National and Universal: The Concerns of Irish Regional Publishing14. Patrick Walsh: The Political Economy of Irish School Books15. Pat Donlon: Books for Irish Children16. Nicola Gordon Bowe: The Iconic Book in Ireland, 1891-193017. Robert Keating O'Neill: The Irish Book in the United States: An Overview18. Patrick Buckridge: The Harp in the South: Reading Ireland in Australia19. Bruce Stewart: 'The Medium is the Message': The Irish Book in the Informatics AgeIII: PUBLISHER CASE STUDIES20. Warwick Gould: Our Irish Canon Your Irish Canon: Macmillan's Irish List, 1899-196821. Gillian McIntosh: M. H. Gill, later Gill and Macmillan22. Gifford Lewis: 'This terrible struggle with want of means': Behind the Scenes at The Cuala Press23. Clare Hutton: The Extraordinary History of the House of Maunsel24. Ruth Ling: Faber and Irish Literature25. Derval Tubridy: 'A Hazardous Venture': The Dolmen Press26. Colleen McKenna: The Gallery Press27. Eamonn Hughes: The Blackstaff PressIV. SOURCES28. Patrick Walsh: Sources for Irish Book History, 1891-2000APPENDICESA. Donal O Drisceoil: Irish Books Banned under the Censorship of Publications Acts, 1929-67B. Warwick Gould: The Macmillan Archive and Irish WritersC. Jonathan Williams: Minding Other People's Business: Literary Agents in Ireland since 1986BibliographyIndex