CONVERGENCES: INVENTORIES OF THE PRESENT
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Inventing Ireland

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674463646

Publication Date: 04/25/1997

Short

736 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Convergences: Inventories of the Present

North America only

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • 1. A New England Called Ireland?
  • Ireland—England’s Unconscious?
    • [Interchapter]
    • 2. Oscar Wilde—The Artist as Irishman
    • 3. John Bull’s Other Islander—Bernard Shaw
  • Anglo-Ireland: The Woman’s Part
    • [Interchapter]
    • 4. Tragedies of Manners—Somerville and Ross
    • 5. Lady Gregory and the Empire Boys
  • Yeats: Looking into the Lion’s Face
    • [Interchapter]
    • 6. Childhood and Ireland
    • 7. The National Longing for Form
  • Return to the Source?
    • [Interchapter]
    • 8. Deanglicization
    • 9. Nationality or Cosmopolitanism?
    • 10. J.M. Synge—Remembering the Future
  • Revolution and War
    • [Interchapter]
    • 11. Uprising
    • 12. The Plebeians Revise the Uprising
    • 13. The Great War and Irish Memory
  • Worlds Apart?
    • 14. Ireland and the End of Empire
  • Inventing Irelands
    • [Interchapter]
    • 15. Writing Ireland, Reading England
    • 16. Inventing Irelands
    • 17. Revolt Into Style—Yeatsian Poetics
    • 18. The Last Aisling—A Vision
    • 19. James Joyce and Mythic Realism
  • Sexual Politics
    • [Interchapter]
    • 20. Elizabeth Bowen—The Dandy in Revolt
    • 21. Fathers and Sons
    • 22. Mothers and Daughters
  • Protestant Revivals
    • [Interchapter]
    • 23. Protholics and Cathestants
    • 24. Saint Joan—Fabian Feminist, Protestant Mystic
    • 25. The Winding Stair
    • 26. Religious Writing: Beckett and Others
  • Underdevelopment
    • [Interchapter]
    • 27. The Periphery and the Centre
    • 28. Flann O’Brien, Myles, and The Poor Mouth
    • 29. The Empire Writes Back—Brendan Behan
    • 30. Beckett’s Texts of Laughter and Forgetting
    • 31. Post-Colonial Ireland—“A Quaking Sod”
  • Recovery and Renewal
    • [Interchapter]
    • 32. Under Pressure—The Writer and Society 1960–90
    • 33. Friel Translating
    • 34. Translating Tradition
  • Reinventing Ireland
    • 35. Imagining Irish Studies
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1996 Michael J. Durkan Prize, American Conference for Irish Studies
  • A Library Journal 35 Best Books of 1996 Selection
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