Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Farming in Modern Irish Literature yields original insights into the literary iconography of rural Ireland and its interplay with social and cultural history, opening up fresh vistas on the achievements of Irish writers in different genres, ...

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198861294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Explores the various ways in which the farm and farming have been represented in Irish writing in the period of Independence and Partition after 1922.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern Irish Literature and Culture

Modern Irish Literature and Culture

Literary Criticism W. B. Yeats published a list in the Irish Bookman of the “ Best Irish Books , ” giving top ratings to ... of the Irish Homestead was dominated by advice and information about cooperative farming on behalf of the Irish ...

Author: James M. Cahalan

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015029272369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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It doesn't sound promising, but it works surprisingly well and offers considerable insight--a book-length chronology that identifies, explains, and interrelates events in Irish literature and culture since 1600. Arranged by topical categories, the work connects developments in drama, fiction, poetry, and prose nonfiction to related historical and political events and parallel advances in architecture, art, film, and music. Includes a detailed map of the country, biographical sketches of recurrent figures, and a secondary bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern Irish Literature

Modern Irish Literature

69 It was not until he began to teach that Seamus Heaney discovered contemporary Irish literature , and with it , the possibility of exploring his own background - a small farming community in Northern Ireland .

Author: Denis Lane

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038405978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 736

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Gathers excerpts from critical essays about Irish writers from Samuel Beckett to William Butler Yeats
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cabinet of Irish Literature

The Cabinet of Irish Literature

All her Mr. Nugent lived in a part of Ireland where writings give evidence of a desire to benefit the modern improvements in farming were her fellow - creatures . By her friends she was not understood , and where ...

Author: Charles Anderson Read

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000009634306

Category: Authors, Irish

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Categories: Authors, Irish

Notes on Modern Irish Literature

Notes on Modern Irish Literature

Likewise , although the hopes and dreams of the Irish people then and now may be considered illusions ... In " The Pitchfork , " Heaney describes what he claims was his only mark of distinction in the farming community where he grew up ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067520992

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

The cabinet of Irish literature with biogr sketches and literary notices by C A Read T P O Connor

The cabinet of Irish literature  with biogr  sketches and literary notices by C A  Read  T P  O Connor

... lived in a part of Ireland where writings give evidence of a desire to benefit the modern improvements in farming were ... and never permitted her literary Frazer , his friend in Edinburgh , to request to interfere with her domestic ...

Author: Charles Anderton Read

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ISBN: OXFORD:600077375

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The Crocodile by the Door

The Crocodile by the Door

The book is rich in beautiful imagery ... This is the story of bringing a landscape to life, and it is glorious' Evening Herald

Author: Selina Guinness

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241960233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Crocodile by the Door by Selina Guinness - shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award - is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. The Crocodile by the Door - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's The Farm - tells this remarkable story. 'Something close to a small masterpiece ... enchanting and hopeful' Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph (five stars) 'A surprisingly entertaining primer on the travails of farming today,from ungovernable sheep to unfathomable bureaucracy; a fascinating glimpse of what had become of the Anglo-Irish by the late 20th century and into the 21st; an elegant modern pastoral and, at the same time, an astute dismantling of that genre; and a meditation on the meaning of labour, and on how hard work shapes identity as well as achievement.... A remarkable book' Belinda McKeon, Guardian 'Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character. ... she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour.' Irish Times 'A memoir so exceptional that it deserves to be ranked as the Irish Book of the Year' Irish Independent 'A very fine writer with a lovely turn of phrase ... Stories need adversity and the overcoming of obstacles and The Crocodile by the Door has plenty' Spectator 'Astutely chronicling the wider story of Ireland's downfall through the prism of the farming life, Guinness's book is the unexpected hit of the year' Sunday Business Post 'Beautifully wrought ... The book is rich in beautiful imagery ... This is the story of bringing a landscape to life, and it is glorious' Evening Herald
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Modern Irish Literature

Modern Irish Literature

... in Sligo ” 20 — poor Uncle Thomas because of his good heart & conscience , took up practical life , agriculture & farming - in order to keep & take care of some poor relatives— & for that kind of life he had not the animal will.

Author: Raymond J. Porter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002236043

Category: English literature

Page: 357

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Categories: English literature

Modern Irish Writers and the Wars

Modern Irish Writers and the Wars

This is not to say that the Great War is wholly absent from Irish fiction , although in some cases such an omission is ... an irrelevance to the farming concerns and land obsession of the central characters.23 The greatest Irish novel ...

Author: Kathleen Devine

Publisher: Ulster Editions & Monographs

ISBN: UOM:39015048778636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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This collection of papers by leading figures in the field of Irish history and literary criticism were given, or were intended to be given, at a University of Ulster symposium in 1993. They discuss the influence that conflict--world and civil--has had on twentieth century Irish writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism