Irish Writing London: Volume 1 - Revival to the Second World War (Bloomsbury Studies in the City)

Irish Writing London: Volume 1 - Revival to the Second World War (Bloomsbury Studies in the City)

By: Tom Herron (editor)Paperback

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The presence of Irish writers is almost invisible in literary studies of London. Irish Writing London redresses the critical deficit. A range of experts on particular Irish writers reflect on the diverse experiences and impact this immigrant group has had on the city. Such sustained attention to a location and concern of Irish writing, long passed over, opens up new terrain to not only reveal but create a history of Irish-London writing. Alongside discussions of Wilde, Shaw, Joyce and Yeats, the writing of the political nationalist Katharine Tynan and work of Irish-Language writer O Conaire is considered. Written by an international array of scholars, these new essays on key figures challenge the deep-seated stereotype of what constitutes the proper domain of Irish writing, producing a study that is both culturally and critically alert and a dynamic contribution to literary criticism of the city.

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Tom Herron is Senior Lecturer in English and Irish Literature at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.


Introduction: London - The Other Capital, Tom Herron \ Notes on Contributors \ Timeline \ 1. Oscar Wilde's Other London, Deaglan O Donghaile \ 2. W.B. Yeats and the Ghost Club, Tara Stubbs \ 3. 'On the pavements grey': the Suburban Paradises of W. B.Yeats and William Morris, Adrian Paterson \ 4. Shaw the Londoner: plays, politics, polemics, Michelle Paull \ 5. 'A world of difference: London and Ireland in the works of Kathleen Tynan, Whitney Standlee \ 6. Padraic O Conaire's London: A Real or Imaginary Place?, Padraigin Riggs \ 7. James Joyce's Londub, Eleni Loukopoulou \ 8. Architectural London: Elizabeth Bowen in Regent's Park, Allan Hepburn \ 9. 'To be Tired of this is to Tire of Life': Louis MacNeice's London, Simon Workman \ Bibliography \ Index

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  • publication date: 05/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472576620
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781472576620
  • weight: 222
  • ISBN10: 1472576624

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