Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology
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The Vanishing World of The Islandman

Narrative and Nostalgia

Authors: Nic Craith, Mairead

  • Examines the role of memoir in building and reinforcing the Irish legacy in diasporic Irish populations
  • Uncovers the legacy of an indigenous Irish-language memoir to Irish culture, literature, and art, both within and beyond the author's whome on Blasket Island
  • Combines literary analysis, archival work, interviews, and ethnographic anthropological methodologies to reveal the socio-cultural concerns of the young Irish state, Blasket Islanders, Irish-Americans and Irish-Europeans, and anthropologists
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About this book

Exploring An t-Oileánach (anglicised as The Islandman), an indigenous Irish-language memoir written by Tomás Ó Criomhthain (Tomás O'Crohan), Máiréad Nic Craith charts the development of Ó Criomhthain as an author; the writing, illustration, and publication of the memoir in Irish; and the reaction to its portrayal of an authentic, Gaelic lifestyle in Ireland. As she probes the appeal of an island fisherman’s century-old life-story to readers in several languages—considering the memoir’s global reception in human, literary and artistic terms—Nic Craith uncovers the indelible marks of Ó Criomhthain’s writing closer to home: the Blasket Island Interpretive Centre, which seeks to institutionalize the experience evoked by the memoir, and a widespread writerly habit amongst the diasporic population of the Island. Through the overlapping frames of literary analysis, archival work, interviews, and ethnographic examination, nostalgia emerges and re-emerges as a central theme, expressed in different ways by the young Irish state, by Irish-American descendants of Blasket Islanders in the US today, by anthropologists, and beyond.

About the authors

Máiréad Nic Craith is Professor and Chair in Cultural Heritage and Anthropological Studies and Director of the Intercultural Centre at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vanishing World of The Islandman
Book Subtitle
Narrative and Nostalgia
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25775-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25775-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-25774-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 187
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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