CONVERGENCES: INVENTORIES OF THE PRESENT
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ISBN 9780674010086

Publication Date: 10/30/2002

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720 pages

Convergences: Inventories of the Present

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  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Gaelic Ireland: Apocalypse Now?
  • 2. Bardic Poetry: The Loss of Aura
  • 3. Saving Civilization: Céitinn and Ó Bruadair
  • 4. Dying Acts: Ó Rathaille and Others
  • 5. Endings and Beginnings: Mac Cuarta and After
  • 6. Jonathan Swift: a Colonial Outsider?
  • 7. Home and Away: Gulliver’s Travels
  • 8. Nostalgia as Protest: Goldsmith’s “Deserted Village”
  • 9. Radical Pastoral: Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer
  • 10. Sheridan and Subversion
  • 11. Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill: The Lament for Art Ó Laoghaire
  • 12. Brian Merriman’s Midnight Court
  • 13. Burke, Ireland and Revolution
  • 14. Republican Self-Fashioning: The Journal of Wolfe Tone
  • I5. Native Informants: Maria Edgeworth and Castle Rackrent
  • 16. Confronting Famine: Carleton’s Peasantry
  • 17. Feudalism Falling: A Drama in Muslin
  • 18. Love Songs of Connacht
  • 19. Anarchist Attitudes: Oscar Wilde
  • 20. George Bernard Shaw: Arms and the Man
  • 21. Somerville and Ross: The Silver Fox
  • 22. Undead in the Nineties: Bram Stoker and Dracula
  • 23. Augusta Gregory’s Cuchulain: The Rebirth of the Hero
  • 24. Synge’s Tristes Tropiques: The Aran Islands
  • 25. W.B. Yeats: Building Amid Ruins
  • 26. Ulysses, Newspapers and Modernism
  • 27. After the Revolution: O’Casey and O’Flaherty
  • 28. Gaelic Absurdism: At Swim-Two-Birds
  • 29. The Blasket Autobiographies
  • 30. Incorrigibly Plural: Louis MacNeice
  • 31. Kate O’Brien: The Ante-Room
  • 32. All the Dead Voices: Cré Na Cille
  • 33. Underdeveloped Comedy: Patrick Kavanagh
  • 34. Anglo-Gaelic Literature: Seán Ó Ríordéin
  • 35. Irish Narrative: A Short History
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin, Truman Capote Estate and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa
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