Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

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Stephen Regan
Oxford University Press, 2004 - 549
'Can we not build up a national tradition, a national literature, which shall be none the less Irish in spirit from being English in language?' W. B. YeatsThis anthology traces the history of modern Irish literature from the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century to the early years of political independence. From Charlotte Brooke and Edmund Burke to Elizabeth Bowen and Louis MacNeice, the anthology shows how, in forging a tradition of theirown, Irish writers have continually challenged and renewed the ways in which Ireland is imagined and defined.The anthology includes a wide-ranging and generous selection of fiction, poetry, and drama. Three plays by W. B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, and J. M. Synge are printed in their entirety, along with the opening episode of James Joyce's Ulysses. The volume also includes letters, speeches, songs,memoirs, essays, and travel writings, many of which are difficult to obtain elsewhere.'Stephen Regan's anthology vividly and valiantly presents a nation, and a national literature, coming into being.' Paul Muldoon
 

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Introduction
xiii
THOMAS DAVIS
xxvi
THOMAS MACDONAGH
xxx
Note on the Anthology
xl
seAN oFAoláin
liv
Chronology of Key Events Ivii
lvii
POLITICAL WRITINGS AND SPEECHES
3
WOLFE TONE
13
SYNGE
232
GEORGE MOORE
240
SHORT FICTION
252
LIAM oFLAHERTY
265
FRANK OConnor
273
FICTION
282
JAMES JOY
293
ELIZABETH BOWEN
314

DANIEL OCONNELL
23
JAMES FINTAN LALOR
35
REFLECTIONS ON IRISH CULTURE
43
JOHN GAMBLE
57
FICTION
79
SYDNEY OWENSON LADY MORGAN
95
CHARLES ROBERT MATURIN
106
JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
120
POETRY
130
THOMAS FURLONG
137
JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN
140
FRANCIS SYLVESTER MAHONY
152
THOMAS DAVIS
159
POPULAR SONGS AND BALLADS
173
NATIONALIST WRITINGS AND THE EASTER RISING
183
JAMES CONNOLLY
189
CONSTANCE MARKIEWICZ
199
THOMAS MACDONAGH
212
MEMOIRS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
220
SAMUEL BECKett
320
POETRY
336
DOUGLAS HYDE
342
Ethna CARBERY
365
LIONEL JOHNSON
371
GEORGE RUSSELL AE
378
oliver st John GoGARTY
384
Joseph CAMPBELL
389
PADRAIC COLUM
395
PATRICK KAVANAGH
401
LOUIS MACNEICE
405
DRAMA
412
W B YEATS
421
SYNGE
442
sEAN ocAsey
454
Explanatory Notes
472
Biographies
516
Publishers Acknomledgements
544
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Stephen Regan is a Lecturer in English, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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