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A Companion to Irish Literature

Edited by: Julia M. Wright
eISBN: 9781405188098
Print publication date: 2010


Subject Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405188098.2010.x

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A Companion to Irish Literature

The Companion to Irish Literature covers an unprecedented historical range of Irish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Featuring nearly 60 original essays, written by a distinguished cast of literary scholars, the companion explores poetry, drama, and fiction, in both English- and Irish-language traditions. The first half of the Companion is dedicated to Irish literature from the medieval period to 1900 and features essays on topics such as early modern annalists and nineteenth-century famine writing, together with essays on canonical writers including Swift, Morgan, LeFanu, Carleton, and Wilde. The second half follows the development of Irish literature through the twentieth century, covering key figures such as Joyce, Yeats, Synge, Beckett, Bowen, Friel, Heaney, Ní Dhómhnaill, Jordan, and McDonagh, and many more. The collection introduces readers to a range of contemporary approaches to Irish studies, from formalism to feminism, biographical criticism to queer theory, and from new historicism to postcolonial theory. A Companion to Irish Literatureis an invaluable and long-awaited resource to the sweeping scope of Ireland's rich literary heritage.

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Wright, Julia M. A Companion to Irish Literature. Blackwell Publishing, 2010. Blackwell Reference Online. 26 May 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405188098_9781405188098>



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