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Contemporary Irish Literature

Transforming Tradition

Authors: Mahony, Christina Hunt

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About this book

An Introduction to Contemporary Irish Literature provides a thorough initiation into the works of a broad selection of living Irish writers. The collection treats the writings of a range of individuals, from such well-established artists as Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel, to those whose reputations demand to be extended beyond their Irish audience. With a comprehensive introduction which provides a continuum from the Celtic Twilight to the present day, and with helpful literary and historical chronologies and maps, An Introduction to Contemporary Irish Literature is formatted with chapters on poetry, prose, drama, and autobiography. The careers of major figures are examined in some detail, and a preliminary acquaintance is provided for writers who may be new to non-Irish readers. Particularly intriguing are the chapters on the contemporary contribution to literature from the troubled province of Northern Ireland, the work of the newly-canonical female writers, and the recent innovative work appearing on the Irish stage. An Introduction to Contemporary Irish Literature is the most comprehensive and accessible volume on this subject, and is bound to be the authoritative source to consult for anyone interested in contemporary Irish literature.

About the authors

Christina Hunt Mahony is the Associate Director of the Center for Irish Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She is the author of studies on W.B. Yeats, Louis MacNeice, and Irish women novelists. She holds a Ph.D. from University College, Dublin.

Reviews

"A prodigious piece of scholarship, this well-written study will be indispensable in the burgeoning study of Irish literature." - Choice

"The only current one-volume introduction to these writers, this is essential for all libraries with a literary collection at any level." - Library Journal


Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Irish Literature
Book Subtitle
Transforming Tradition
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-21901-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 299
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