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Modern Irish Autobiography : Self, Nation and Society - L. Harte

Modern Irish Autobiography

Self, Nation and Society

By: L. Harte (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2005
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Modern Irish Autobiography provides the first comprehensive overview of the Irish autobiographical tradition as it has received expression in both Irish and English from the nineteenth-century to the present day. Featuring original essays by leading Irish, British and American critics, the book combines historically grounded analyses of key trends and themes with theoretically informed readings of canonical and non-canonical texts. Focusing mainly on written autobiography, the volume locates Ireland's autobiographers in their historical, literary and ideological contexts and surveys the rich diversity of their achievement.

'Each of these writers explores the possibility that autobiography in Ireland may in some sense also be the autobiography of Ireland. The result is a set of meditations which does justice to many different Irelands, at home and overseas, in Irish and English, of the past and of the present. Liam Harte has assembled a strong team which shows how the making of Irish people is always a work-in-progress' - Professor Declan Kiberd, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin, Ireland



'The autobiographical genre has been accentuated of late in Ireland as people begin to explore the territory between official narratives and their own experiences. With originality and insight, the essays in this collection broach the process of mapping a history of Irish self-writing. Theoretically engaged and critically astute throughout, Modern Irish Autobiography puts the I into Ireland, establishing self-writing as central to the project of modern Irish Studies.' - Dr Gerry Smyth, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Introduction
Irish Nationalist Autobiography in the Nineteenth Century
Autobiography and the Irish Literary Revival
Literary Autobiography in Post-Independence Ireland
Twentieth-Century Irish Women's Autobiography
The Irish Protestant Autobiographical Tradition
Twentieth-Century Gaelic Autobiography
Oral History and Irish Life Writing
Irish Autobiographical Fiction Since Joyce
Irish Emigrant Autobiography
Political Autobiography and the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'
Childhood and Autobiography in Contemporary Ireland
The Practice of Autobiography
Bibliography
Index
Introduction
Irish Nationalist Autobiography in the Nineteenth Century
Autobiography and the Irish Literary Revival
Literary Autobiography in Post-Independence Ireland
Twentieth-Century Irish Women's Autobiography
The Irish Protestant Autobiographical Tradition
Twentieth-Century Gaelic Autobiography
Oral History and Irish Life Writing
Irish Autobiographical Fiction Since Joyce
Irish Emigrant Autobiography
Political Autobiography and the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'
Childhood and Autobiography in Contemporary Ireland
The Practice of Autobiography
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781403912688
ISBN-10: 1403912688
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1