The Question of Irish Identity in the Writings of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce

The Question of Irish Identity in the Writings of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce

By: Eugene O'Brien (author)Hardback

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Part 1 Spatial and temporal notions of Irish identity: the backward look - the centripetal past; vectors of national definition; Tara to Holyhead - the centrifugal vector; defenders and united Irishmen - two views of Irish identity. Part 2 The question of language: what is my language? centripetal revival; revival or redefinition?. Part 3 Yeats - voices of myth - voices of critique: Yeats and the creation of an Irish mythology; from creation to critique; Cuchulain discomforted. Part 4 Joyce - a commodius vicus of recirculation: Joycean epistemology of identity; nets that must be flown by; emmigration as trope; Patrick W. Shakespeare. Part 5 Conclusion - towards an ethics of community.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773482371
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780773482371
  • ISBN10: 0773482377

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