Author :W. J. McCormack Publisher :Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press Release Date :1985 ISBN 10 :UOM:39015011914325 Pages :444 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 to 1939 by W. J. McCormack:
Download or read book Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 to 1939 written by W. J. McCormack and published by Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Anglo-Irish literary renaissance that flowered between Edmund Burke's last years and the generation of Yeats and Joyce had close ties to European Romanticism and was a critical force in the development of modernist literature in the origins of Protestant Ascendancy ideology in the alarm of the 1790's, McCormack traces its cultural significance through an examination of a number of central texts and concepts. Beginning with Burke's correspondence and Reflections, McCormack goes on to discuss Maria Edgeworth's fiction, the political vocabulary of T.D. Gregg and E.W. Gladstone, Celticism, the drama and poetry of Teats, and Joyce's oeuvre as a whole. A wider European context is provided by reference to Wordsworth, Chateaubriand, and an excursion through a critical period in Irish cultural history asking why it was that the late 19th century should have been a time of such prolific literary achievements and examining the part played by the Protestant Ascendancy on the one hand, and the force of tradition on the other.
Summary Book Review Yeats's Political Identities by Jonathan Allison:
Download or read book Yeats's Political Identities written by Jonathan Allison and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects some of the most trenchant essays of the last three decades on Yeats's politics
Summary Book Review History and Violence in Anglo-Irish Literature by :
Download or read book History and Violence in Anglo-Irish Literature written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-07-11 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing by Professor Thomas Tracy:
Download or read book Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century British Writing written by Professor Thomas Tracy and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-04-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Wild Irish Girl, the powerful Irish heroine's marriage to a heroic Englishman symbolizes the Anglo-Irish novelist Lady Morgan's re-imagining of the relationship between Ireland and Britain and between men and women. Using this most influential of pro-union novels as his point of departure, Thomas J. Tracy argues that nineteenth-century debates over what constitutes British national identity often revolved around representations of Irishness, especially Irish womanhood. He maps out the genealogy of this development, from Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent through Trollope's Irish novels, focusing on the pivotal period from 1806 through the 1870s. Tracy's model enables him to elaborate the ways in which gender ideals are specifically contested in fiction, the discourses of political debate and social reform, and the popular press, for the purpose of defining not only the place of the Irish in the union with Great Britain, but the nature of Britishness itself.
Summary Book Review Literary Representations of the Irish Country House by M. Kelsall:
Download or read book Literary Representations of the Irish Country House written by M. Kelsall and published by Springer. This book was released on 2002-12-10 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative new study examines the significance given to the country house in Ireland under the Union and how this is represented in the works of Edgeworth, Lever, Trollope, Martin and Somerville, Bowen and Lady Gregory. The Irish country house is set in a classical and European context as the centre for 'the good life' and the pinnacle of 'civilisation'. In Ireland, that inherited tradition was challenged by an alternative culture nominated as 'savage'. This book explores how the Irish country house was the focus of conflict between and symbiosis of 'civilisation' and 'savagery'.
Summary Book Review A New History of Ireland Volume VII by J. R. Hill:
Download or read book A New History of Ireland Volume VII written by J. R. Hill and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2003-12-04 with total page 1254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.
Summary Book Review Irish Anglican Literature and Drama by David Clare:
Download or read book Irish Anglican Literature and Drama written by David Clare and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-05-19 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses key works by important writers from Church of Ireland backgrounds (from Farquhar and Swift to Beckett and Bardwell), in order to demonstrate that writers from this Irish subculture have a unique socio-political viewpoint which is imperfectly understood. The Anglican Ascendancy was historically referred to as a “middle nation” between Ireland and Britain, and this book is an examination of the various ways in which Irish Anglican writers have signalled their Irish/British hybridity. “British” elements in their work are pointed out, but so are manifestations of their proud Irishness and what Elizabeth Bowen called her community’s “subtle ... anti-Englishness.” Crucially, this book discusses several writers often excluded from the “truly” Irish canon, including (among others) Laurence Sterne, Elizabeth Griffith, and C.S. Lewis.
Summary Book Review Dissolute Characters by W. J. McCormack:
Download or read book Dissolute Characters written by W. J. McCormack and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irish literature in English commands world-wide respect, but it is rarely discussed in a comparative light. This study of the making and unmaking of character commences with Balzac's impact on nineteenth-century Irish fiction. Sheridan Le Fanu links Balzac and Swedenborg to Yeats, and anticipates Elizabeth Bowen's deployment of ghost story conventions in the 1940s. Through painterly imagery, biblical quotation and the distortion of proper names, Le Fanu shows character to be a self-consuming project. Yeats's Parnell emerges as a modernist gothic hero of the 1930s. Bowen's The heat of the day anatomises the problems of identity, bequeathed by Yeats. Radically revising the idea of a gothic tradition and traversing two centuries of Irish literary history, Dissolute characters gives a fluent and detailed account of the emerging relation between Irish culture, modernism and politics.
Summary Book Review Consumption Of Culture by Ann Bermingham:
Download or read book Consumption Of Culture written by Ann Bermingham and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 661 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Culture does not become ""culture"" until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. 21 US and 4 european contributors, from a wide range of historically oriented fields (historians of society, politics, ideas, science, literature and the arts), explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumtpion and the place of women as consumers of cultur.
Summary Book Review The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800 by Ann Bermingham:
Download or read book The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800 written by Ann Bermingham and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Anglo-Irish Novel and the Big House by Vera Kreilkamp:
Download or read book The Anglo-Irish Novel and the Big House written by Vera Kreilkamp and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1998-10-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a comprehensive study of the ascendancy novel from Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent (I800) through contemporary reinventions of the form. Kreilkamp argues that Irish fiction needs to be rescued from the critical assumptions underlying attacks on the historical mythologies of Yeats and the Literary Revival. Exploring the uniquely Irish dimensions of colonial and post-colonial societies, Kreilkamp charts the self-critical formulations of a gentry culture facing its extinction—more often and more successfully with comic irony than nostalgia. Kreilkamp positions the Big House novels within current debates in postcolonial criticism and theory. She argues that these fictional representations of a beleaguered society provide a complex, nuanced gaze into a hybrid colonial group that distanced itself from the self-aggrandizements of the revivalists. As she examines the gothic, revisionist, and postmodern permutations of an enduring national form, she illustrates the ways ascendancy women transformed conventions of an English domestic genre into political fiction. Her attention to Edgeworth's Irish works, the fiction of the neglected Victorian novelist Charles Lever, and the gothic forms of the Big House by Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Maturin provide a historical context for later reformulations of the genre by Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Molly Keane, William Trevor, Jennifer Johnston, Aidan Higgins, and John Banville.
Summary Book Review Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle by Kee Yong Lim:
Download or read book Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle written by Kee Yong Lim and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-02-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book considers the ways in which current conflicts of 'race', class, and gender have their roots in the 1890s.
Summary Book Review A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790–1829 by Claire Connolly:
Download or read book A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790–1829 written by Claire Connolly and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-11-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claire Connolly offers a cultural history of the Irish novel in the period between the radical decade of the 1790s and the gaining of Catholic Emancipation in 1829. These decades saw the emergence of a group of talented Irish writers who developed and advanced such innovative forms as the national tale and the historical novel: fictions that took Ireland as their topic and setting and which often imagined its history via domestic plots that addressed wider issues of dispossession and inheritance. Their openness to contemporary politics, as well as to recent historiography, antiquarian scholarship, poetry, song, plays and memoirs, produced a series of notable fictions; marked most of all by their ability to fashion from these resources a new vocabulary of cultural identity. This book extends and enriches the current understanding of Irish Romanticism, blending sympathetic textual analysis of the fiction with careful historical contextualization.
Summary Book Review Anglo-Irish by Julian Moynahan:
Download or read book Anglo-Irish written by Julian Moynahan and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-14 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In their day, the Anglo-Irish were the ascendant minority--Protestant, loyalist, privileged landholders in a recumbent, rural, and Catholic land. Their world is vanished, but shades of the Anglo-Irish linger in the big-house estates of Ireland and in the imaginative writings of this realm. In this first comprehensive study of their literature, Julian Moynahan rediscovers the unity of their greatest writings, from Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent through Yeats's poetry to Bowen's The Last September and Samuel Beckett's Watt. Throughout he challenges postcolonial assumptions, arguing that the Anglo-Irish since 1800 were indelibly Irish, not mere colonial servants of Imperial Britain. Moynahan begins in 1800 with the Act of Union, when the Anglo-Irish become Irish. Just as the fortunes of this community begin to wane, its literary power unfolds. The Anglo-Irish produce a haunting, memorable body of writings that explore a unique yet always Irish identity and destiny. Moynahan's exploration of the literature reveals women writers--Maria Edgeworth, Edith Somerville, Martin Ross, and Elizabeth Bowen--as a generative and major force in the development of this literary imagination. Along the way, he attends closely to the Gothic and to the mystery writing of C. R. Maturin and J. S. Le Fanu, and provides in-depth revaluations of William Carleton and Charles Lever. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Summary Book Review Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing by B. Hollingworth:
Download or read book Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing written by B. Hollingworth and published by Springer. This book was released on 1997-08-29 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edgeworth is regarded as a pioneer in the development of the regional novel and the use of vernacular language. This study investigates her attitudes towards language and regionalism. It shows, by a detailed discussion of her major Irish texts - Castle Rackrent , Essay on Irish Bulls , Ennui , The Absentee and Ormond - how her intellectual 'Lunar' background, and her life in Ireland during the momentous years of the Union is reflected in the form and language of her writing.
Summary Book Review Reader's Guide to Literature in English by Mark Hawkins-Dady:
Download or read book Reader's Guide to Literature in English written by Mark Hawkins-Dady and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
Summary Book Review Strange Country by Seamus Deane:
Download or read book Strange Country written by Seamus Deane and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.