Ireland: A Traveler's Literary Companion

Ireland: A Traveler's Literary Companion

By: James Mc Elroy (editor)Mixed Media

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Noted for its literary legacy, Ireland has long been a top travel destination. This latest in the "Whereabouts Press Traveler's Literary Companions" series features Ireland's top writers as guides to the natural beauties and cultural nuances of the Emerald Isle.Ireland has consistently been in the top fifteen international travel destinations for Americans. Its immense appeal rests largely on the fact that it offers, even in the twenty-first century, a warm and inviting combination of ancient sites and modern cities. To help prospective visitors get an immediate feel for Ireland's lingering past and stylish present, this collection of short stories features some of Ireland's greatest (and newest) writers as engaging tour guides for all those who would like to better understand the prodigious literary heritage of an island which has produced the likes of James Joyce, Sean O'Faolain, Edna O'Brien, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen, and William Trevor. These writers, plus an impressive line-up of other contributors, will take readers on an unprecedented journey across Ireland's four provinces - Ulster, Munster, Leinster, and Connaught - introducing them, en route, to the natural beauties and cultural nuances of the Emerald Isle.

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James Mc Elroy teaches at the University of California, Davis. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Poetry Review, The San Francisco Review of Books, and The Irish Literary Supplement. Forthcoming books include Derek Mahon: A Study in Protestantism and James Joyce: Ecological Perspectives.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781883513177
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781883513177
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 1883513170

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