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Irish Classics

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0674005058
Pages : 704 pages
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Download Irish Classics PDF Format Full Free by Declan Kiberd and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A celebration of the tenacious life of the enduring Irish classics, this book by one of Irish writing's most eloquent readers offers a brilliant and accessible survey of the greatest works since 1600 in Gaelic and English, which together have shaped one of the world's most original literary cultures. In the course of his discussion of the great seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Gaelic poems of dispossession, and of later work in that language that refuses to die, Declan Kiberd provides vivid and idiomatic translations that bring the Irish texts alive for the English-speaking reader. Extending from the Irish poets who confronted modernity as a cataclysm, and who responded by using traditional forms in novel and radical ways, to the great modern practitioners of such paradoxically conservative and revolutionary writing, Kiberd's work embraces three sorts of Irish classics: those of awesome beauty and internal rigor, such as works by the Gaelic bards, Yeats, Synge, Beckett, and Joyce; those that generate a myth so powerful as to obscure the individual writer and unleash an almost superhuman force, such as the Cuchulain story, the lament for Art O'Laoghaire, and even Dracula; and those whose power exerts a palpable influence on the course of human action, such as Swift's Drapier's Letters, the speeches of Edmund Burke, or the autobiography of Wolfe Tone. The book closes with a moving and daring coda on the Anglo-Irish agreement, claiming that the seeds of such a settlement were sown in the works of Irish literature. A delight to read throughout, Irish Classics is a fitting tribute to the works it reads so well and inspires us to read, and read again.

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20 O'Carolan Irish Classics

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Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
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ISBN 10 : 9781619115279
Pages : 53 pages
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Download 20 O'Carolan Irish Classics PDF Format Full Free by TOM HANWAY and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2015-10-09 with total page 53 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makesthem accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanyingaudio lays bare 20 classic Irish compositions for melody and backing players using standard notation and chords. For all 5-string banjo players, fretting and picking- hand fingerings are included in the transcriptions which match the play-along tracks. This is Hanway's fourth collection demonstrating Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning. It is part of a Celtic 5-string series that includes Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012) and Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes (2013). Tom Hanway's pioneering work, Mel Bay's Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo (1998), was acclaimed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (1999) as 'the bible' for any 5-string player with an interest in this joyous music. The current collection breathes life into the Gaelic classical melodies of Ireland. Access to online audio download

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Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 10 : 9780198864486
Pages : 496 pages
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Download Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016 PDF Format Full Free by Isabelle Torrance and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary collection, written by experts in their fields, addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. Topics covered include the reception and rejection of classical culture in Ireland; and the politics of Irish language engagement with Greek and Roman models.

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Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition

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Publisher : University of Missouri Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780826272690
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Donna L. Potts and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition, Donna L. Potts closely examines the pastoral genre in the work of six Irish poets writing today. Through the exploration of the poets and their works, she reveals the wide range of purposes that pastoral has served in both Northern Ireland and the Republic: a postcolonial critique of British imperialism; a response to modernity, industrialization, and globalization; a way of uncovering political and social repercussions of gendered representations of Ireland; and, more recently, a means for conveying environmentalism’s more complex understanding of the value of nature. Potts traces the pastoral back to its origins in the work of Theocritus of Syracuse in the third century and plots its evolution due to cultural changes. While all pastoral poems share certain generic traits, Potts makes clear that pastorals are shaped by social and historical contexts, and Irish pastorals in particular were influenced by Ireland’s unique relationship with the land, language, and industrialization due to England’s colonization. For her discussion, Potts has chosen six poets who have written significant collections of pastoral poetry and whose work is in dialogue with both the pastoral tradition and other contemporary pastoral poets. Three poets are men—John Montague, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley—while three are women—Eavan Boland, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Five are English-language authors, while the sixth—Ní Dhomhnaill—writes in Irish. Additionally, some of the poets hail from the Republic, while others originate from Northern Ireland. Potts contends that while both Irish Republic and Northern Irish poets respond to a shared history of British colonization in their pastorals, the 1921 partition of the country caused the pastoral tradition to evolve differently on either side of the border, primarily because of the North’s more rapid industrialization; its more heavily Protestant population, whose response to environmentalism was somewhat different than that of the Republic’s predominantly Catholic population; as well the greater impact of the world wars and the Irish Troubles. In an important distinction from other studies of Irish poetry, Potts moves beyond the influence of history and politics on contemporary Irish pastoral poetry to consider the relatively recent influence of ecology. Contemporary Irish poets often rely on the motif of the pastoral retreat to highlight various environmental threats to those retreats—whether they be high-rises, motorways, global warming, or acid rain. Potts concludes by speculating on the future of pastoral in contemporary Irish poetry through her examination of more recent poets—including Moya Cannon and Paula Meehan—as well as other genres such as film, drama, and fiction.

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Irish Literature in Italy in the Era of the World Wars

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030835866
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Irish Literature in Italy in the Era of the World Wars PDF Format Full Free by Antonio Bibbò and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses both the dissemination and increased understanding of the specificity of Irish literature in Italy during the first half of the twentieth century. This period was a crucial time of nation-building for both countries. Antonio Bibbò illustrates the various images of Ireland that circulated in Italy, focusing on political and cultural discourses and examines the laborious formation of an Irish literary canon in Italy. The center of this analysis relies on books and articles on Irish politics, culture, and literature produced in Italy, including pamplets, anthologies, literary histories, and propaganda; translations of texts by Irish writers; and archival material produced by writers, publishers, and cultural and political institutions. Bibbò argues that the construction of different and often conflicting ideas of Ireland in Italy as well as the wavering understanding of the distinctiveness of Irish culture, substantially affected the Italian responses to Irish writers and their presence within the Italian publishing field. This book contributes to the discussion on transnational aspects of canon formation, reception studies, and Italian cultural studies.

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J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780815654117
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Download J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival PDF Format Full Free by Giulia Bruna and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between the late 1890s and the early 1900s, the young Irish writer John Millington Synge journeyed across his home country, documenting his travels intermittently for ten years. His body of travel writing includes the travel book The Aran Islands, his literary journalism about West Kerry and Wicklow published in various periodicals, and his articles for the Manchester Guardian about rural poverty in Connemara and Mayo. Although Synge’s nonfiction is often considered of minor weight compared with his drama, Bruna argues persuasively that his travel narratives are instances of a pioneering ethnographic and journalistic imagination. J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival is the first comprehensive study of Synge’s travel writing about Ireland, compiled during the zeitgeist of the preindependence Revival movement. Bruna argues that Synge’s nonfiction subverts inherited modes of travel writing that put an emphasis on Empire and Nation. Synge’s writing challenges these grand narratives by expressing a more complex idea of Irishness grounded in his empathetic observation of the local rural communities he traveled amongst. Drawing from critically neglected revivalist travel literature, newspapers and periodicals, and visual and archival documents, Bruna sketches a new portrait of a seminal Irish Literary Renaissance figure and sheds new light on the itineraries of activism and literary engagement of the broader Revival movement.

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The History of Irish Book Publishing

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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780750969734
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The History of Irish Book Publishing PDF Format Full Free by Tony Farmar and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2018-11-26 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this seminal work, publisher and author Tony Farmar places the development of Irish publishing in its social and economic context, exploring how the mechanics of the industry, alongside the changing structure of Irish bookselling, have underpinned developments in the trade.

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Music and the Irish Literary Imagination

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 10 : 9780191563164
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Music and the Irish Literary Imagination PDF Format Full Free by Harry White and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2008-11-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harry White examines the influence of music in the development of the Irish literary imagination from 1800 to the present day. He identifies music as a preoccupation which originated in the poetry of Thomas Moore early in the nineteenth century. He argues that this preoccupation decisively influenced Moore's attempt to translate the 'meaning' of Irish music into verse, and that it also informed Moore's considerable impact on the development of European musical romanticism, as in the music of Berlioz and Schumann. White then examines how this preoccupation was later recovered by W.B. Yeats, whose poetry is imbued with music as a rival presence to language. In its readings of Yeats, Synge, Shaw and Joyce, the book argues that this striking musical awareness had a profound influence on the Irish literary imagination, to the extent that poetry, fiction and drama could function as correlatives of musical genres. Although Yeats insisted on the synonymous condition of speech and song in his poetry, Synge, Shaw and Joyce explicitly identified opera in particular as a generic prototype for their own work. Synge's formal musical training and early inclinations as a composer, Shaw's perception of himself as the natural successor to Wagner, and Joyce's no less striking absorption of a host of musical techniques in his fiction are advanced in this study as formative (rather than incidental) elements in the development of modern Irish writing. Music and the Irish Literary Imagination also considers Beckett's emancipation from the oppressive condition of words in general (and Joyce in particular) through the agency of music, and argues that the strong presence of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Janácek in the works of Brian Friel is correspondingly essential to Friel's dramatisation of Irish experience in the aftermath of Beckett. The book closes with a reading of Seamus Heaney, in which the poet's own preoccupation with the currency of established literary forms is enlisted to illuminate Heaney's abiding sense of poetry as music.

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A Reader's Guide to Modern Irish Drama

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0815605250
Pages : 176 pages
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Download A Reader's Guide to Modern Irish Drama PDF Format Full Free by Sanford Sternlicht and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1998-05-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes information on the most recent and youngest playwrights working today at the Abbey, Druid, and Lyric Theatres. Sanford Sternlicht discusses the important plays of all the playwrights included and the major themes of modern Irish drama.

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Irish Autobiography

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 3039118560
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Irish Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Claire Lynch and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No further information has been provided for this title.

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Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319766119
Pages : 237 pages
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Download Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Eglantina Remport and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first comprehensive critical assessment of the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Augusta Gregory, founder, patron, director, and dramatist of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It elaborates on her distinctive vision of the social role of a National Theatre in Ireland, especially in relation to the various reform movements of her age: the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, the Co-operative Movement, and the Home Industries Movement. It illustrates the impact of John Ruskin on the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Gregory and her circle that included Horace Plunkett, George Russell, John Millington Synge, William Butler Yeats, and George Bernard Shaw. All of these friends visited the celebrated Gregory residence of Coole Park in Country Galway, most famously Yeats. The study thus provides a pioneering evaluation of Ruskin’s immense influence on artistic, social, and political discourse in Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Modern Irish Theatre

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Publisher : Polity
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ISBN 10 : 9780745633435
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Modern Irish Theatre PDF Format Full Free by Mary Trotter and published by Polity. This book was released on 2008-11-03 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through analysis of both major Irish dramas and the artists and companies that performed them, Modern Irish Theatre provides an engaging and accessible introduction to 20th century Irish theatre: its origins, dominant themes, relationship to politics and culture, and influence on theatre movements around the world. By looking at her subject as a performance rather than a literary phenomenon, Trotter captures how Irish theatre has actively reflected and shaped debates about Irish culture and identity among audiences, artists, and critics for over a century. This text provides the reader with discussion and analysis of: * Significant playwrights and companies, from Lady Gregory to Brendan Behan to Marina Carr, and from the Abbey Theatre to the Lyric Theatre to Field Day; * Major historical events, including the war for Independence, the Troubles, and the social effects of the Celtic Tiger economy; * Critical Methodologies: how postcolonial, diaspora, performance, gender, and cultural theories, among others, shed light on Irish theatre's political and artistic significance, and how it has addressed specific national concerns. Because of its comprehensiveness and originality, Modern Irish Theatre will be of great interest to students and general readers interested in theatre studies, cultural studies, Irish studies, and political performance.

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A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108547567
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Download A History of Irish Working-Class Writing PDF Format Full Free by Michael Pierse and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of Irish Working-Class Writing provides a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it is a major intervention in Irish Studies scholarship, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century rhymes and songs to the novels, plays and poetry of working-class experience in contemporary Ireland. There are few narrative accounts of Irish radicalism, and even fewer that engage 'history from below'. This book provides original insights in these relatively untilled fields. Exploring workers' experiences in various literary forms, from early to late capitalism, the twenty-two chapters make this book an authoritative and substantial contribution to Irish studies and English literary studies generally.

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Irish Literature Since 1800

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317870494
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Irish Literature Since 1800 PDF Format Full Free by Norman Vance and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed. It begins with a brief outline of Irish history, of Irish writing in Irish and Latin, and of writing in English before 1800. Later chapters consider Irish romanticism, Victorian Ireland, W.B.Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival, new directions in Irish writing after Joyce and the literature of contemporary Ireland, north and south, from 1960 to the present.

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The New Ireland Review

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ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081643581
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Irish Literature

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Publisher : Nova Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 1590335902
Pages : 183 pages
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Download Irish Literature PDF Format Full Free by Mary Ketsin and published by Nova Publishers. This book was released on 2004 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irish literature's roots have been traced to the 7th-9th century. This is a rich and hardy literature starting with descriptions of the brave deeds of kings, saints and other heroes. These were followed by generous veins of religious, historical, genealogical, scientific and other works. The development of prose, poetry and drama raced along with the times. Modern, well-known Irish writers include: William Yeats, James Joyce, Sean Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, John Synge and Samuel Beckett.

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Irish Women Writers

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 9780313328831
Pages : 348 pages
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Download Irish Women Writers PDF Format Full Free by Alexander G. Gonzalez and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the lives and works of roughly 75 Irish women writers active in a range of genres and periods.