The Resource Strange country : modernity and nationhood in Irish writing since 1790, Seamus Deane

Strange country : modernity and nationhood in Irish writing since 1790, Seamus Deane

Label
Strange country : modernity and nationhood in Irish writing since 1790
Title
Strange country
Title remainder
modernity and nationhood in Irish writing since 1790
Statement of responsibility
Seamus Deane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the emergence of a self-consciously national tradition in Irish writing from the era of the French Revolution and, specifically, from Edmund Burke's counter-revolutionary writings. From Gerald Griffin's The Collegians, to Bram Stoker's Dracula, from James Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy to Synge, Yeats, and Joyce, Irish writing is dominated by a number of inherited issues - those of national character, of conflict between discipline and excess, of division between the languages of economics and sensibility, of modernity and backwardness. Almost all the activities of Irish print culture - its novels, songs, historical analyses, typefaces, poems - take place within the limits imposed by this complex inheritance. In the process, Ireland created a national literature that was also a colonial one. This was and is an achievement that is only now being fully recognised
Dewey number
820.9/9415
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8718
LC item number
.D44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clarendon lectures in English literature
Series volume
1995
Label
Strange country : modernity and nationhood in Irish writing since 1790, Seamus Deane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-258) and index
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Contents
1. Phantasmal France, Unreal Ireland: Sobering Reflections -- 2. National Character and the Character of Nations -- 3. Control of Types, Types of Control: The Gothic, the Occult, the Crowd -- 4. Boredom and Apocalypse: A National Paradigm
Control code
000012509134
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
269 p
Isbn
9780198183372
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96024312
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.b17638069
System control number
  • C01108024986
  • (OCoLC)34958706

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