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The Cambridge History of Irish Literature
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Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marc Caball, Kaarina Hollo, Anne Fogarty, Mícheál Mac Craith, Ian Campbell Ross, Andrew Carpenter, Neil Buttimer, Christopher Morash, Claire Connolly, Margaret Kelleher, Matthew Campbell, Gearóid Denvir, Clare O'Halloran, Donna Wong, Declan Kiberd, Patrick Crotty, John Wilson Foster, Adrian Frazier, Philip O'Leary, Máirín Nic Eoin, Louis de Paor, Dillon Johnston, Guinn Batten, George O'Brien, Anthony Roche, Kevin Rockett, Colin Graham, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Fintan O'Toole
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521822244

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  • This comprehensive history of Irish literature is written in both its major languages, Irish and English. The twenty-eight chapters in the two-volume history provide an authoritative chronological survey of the Irish literary tradition. Spanning fifteen centuries of literary achievement, the two volumes range from the earliest medieval Latin texts to the late twentieth century. The contributors, drawn from a range of Irish, British and North American universities, are internationally renowned experts in their fields. Featuring a detailed chronology and guides to further reading for each chapter, this major project will become the key reference to Irish Literature.

    • The first fully comprehensive history of Irish literature from the sixth century to the present day
    • Gives equal attention to writing in Irish and English, and also covers medieval Latin and Norman texts
    • Thirty of the most prominent critics of Irish literature provide authoritative yet engaging and argumentative essays
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The Cambridge History of Irish Literature provides much more than the comprehensive coverage and historical background expected of such a monumental work: it offers intelligent, up-to-date, theoretically informed and clearly written essays, each one driven by original scholarly argument." --Times Literary Supplement

    "The first comprehensive history of Irish literature to study both English and Irish language traditions. [..] The writing is clear and accessible throughout..Essential." --Choice

    "Editors Margaret Kelleher and Philip O'Leary generally achieve their goal of creating the most comprehensive reference work on the subject." --American Reference Books Annual

    "Not the least of the virtues of the Cambridge History of Irish Literature is that its essays reintroduce readers to the beauties and curiosities of the literature...Available in paperback with glossy, full-colour covers, these books have no obvious rivals." - Lucy McDiarmid

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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521822244
    • length: 1286 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 160 x 90 mm
    • weight: 2.6kg
    • contains: 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Chronology
    Introduction
    1. The literature of medieval Ireland to c. 800: St Patrick to the Vikings Tomás Ó Cathasaigh
    2. The literature of medieval Ireland, 800–1200: from the Vikings to the Normans Máire Ní Mhaonaigh
    3. The literature of later medieval Ireland, 1200–1600: from the Normans to the Tudors A: Poetry Marc Caball
    B: Prose literature Kaarina Hollo
    4. Literature in English, 1550–1690: from the Elizabethan settlement to the Battle of the Boyne Anne Fogarty
    5. Literature in Irish, c.1550–1690: from the Elizabethan settlement to the Battle of the Boyne Mícheál Mac Craith
    6. Prose in English, 1690–1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Ian Campbell Ross
    7. Poetry in English, 1690–1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Andrew Carpenter
    8. Literature in Irish, 1690–1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Neil Buttimer
    9. Theatre in Ireland, 1690–1800: from the Williamite wars to the Act of Union Christopher Morash
    10. Irish Romanticism:
    1800–1830 Claire Connolly
    11. Prose writing and drama in English, 1830–1890: from Catholic emancipation to the fall of Parnell Margaret Kelleher
    12. Poetry in English, 1830–1890: from Catholic emancipation to the fall of Parnell Matthew Campbell
    13. Literature in Irish, 1800–1890: from the Act of Union to the Gaelic League Gearóid Denvir
    14. Historical writings, 1690–1890 Clare O'Halloran
    15. Literature and the oral tradition Donna Wong. Volume II: Introduction Margaret Kelleher and Philip O'Leary
    1. Literature and politics Declan Kiberd
    2. The Irish Renaissance, 1890–1940: poetry in English Patrick Crotty
    3. The Irish Renaissance, 1890–1940: prose in English John Wilson Foster
    4. The Irish Renaissance, 1890–1940: drama in English Adrian Frazier
    5. The Irish Renaissance, 1890–1940: literature in Irish Philip O'Leary
    6. Contemporary prose and drama in Irish:
    1940 to 2000 Máirín Nic Eoin
    7. Contemporary poetry in Irish:
    1940–2000 Louis de Paor
    8. Contemporary poetry in English:
    1940–2000 Dillon Johnston and Guinn Batten
    9. Contemporary prose in English:
    1940–2000 George O'Brien
    10. Contemporary drama in English:
    1940–2000 Anthony Roche
    11. Cinema and Irish literature Kevin Rockett
    12. Literary historiography, 1890–2000 Colin Graham
    13. Afterwords: A: Irish-language literature in the new millennium Bríona Nic Dhiarmada
    B: Irish literature in English in the new millennium Fintan O'Toole.

  • Editors

    Margaret Kelleher, University College Dublin
    Margaret Kelleher is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

    Philip O'Leary, Boston College, Massachusetts
    Philip O'Leary is Associate Professor of Irish Studies at Boston College.

    Contributors

    Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marc Caball, Kaarina Hollo, Anne Fogarty, Mícheál Mac Craith, Ian Campbell Ross, Andrew Carpenter, Neil Buttimer, Christopher Morash, Claire Connolly, Margaret Kelleher, Matthew Campbell, Gearóid Denvir, Clare O'Halloran, Donna Wong, Declan Kiberd, Patrick Crotty, John Wilson Foster, Adrian Frazier, Philip O'Leary, Máirín Nic Eoin, Louis de Paor, Dillon Johnston, Guinn Batten, George O'Brien, Anthony Roche, Kevin Rockett, Colin Graham, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Fintan O'Toole

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