Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History Since 1798, Band 2

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The island of Ireland, north and south, has produced a great diversity of writing in both English and Irish for hundreds of years, often using the memories embodied in its competing views of history as a fruitful source of literary inspiration. Placing Irish literature in an international context, these two volumes explore the connection between Irish history and literature, in particular the Rebellion of 1798, in a more comprehensive, diverse and multi-faceted way than has often been the case in the past. The fifty-three authors bring their national and personal viewpoints as well as their critical judgements to bear on Irish literature in these stimulating articles. The contributions also deal with topics such as Gothic literature, ideology, and identity, as well as gender issues, connections with the other arts, regional Irish literature, in particular that of the city of Limerick, translations, the works of Joyce, and comparisons with the literature of other nations. The contributors are all members of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures). Back to the Present: Forward to the Past. Irish Writing and History since 1798 will be of interest to both literary scholars and professional historians, but also to the general student of Irish writing and Irish culture.

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María de la Cinta Ramblado Minero
3
Clare Wallace
17
Karin Zettl
41
Alexandra Hendriok
63
Paul Robinson
77
Thomas OGrady
97
Kristin Morrison
111
Sean Mythen
135
Eugene OBrien
217
Hiroyuki Yamasaki
233
Seamus Heaneys Versus or Poetry as Still Revolution
243
Shane Murphy
271
Giovanna Tallone
287
KlausGunnar Schneider
301
B R Siegfried
321
Giovanni Pillonca
345

Rui Carvalho Homem
151
John Hildebidle
165
Patrick Bohan
189
Marisol Morales Ladrón
203
Nicholas Meihuizen
361
F Massoud
377
INDEX
393
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Über den Autor (2006)

The editors, Dr Patricia A. Lynch, Dr Joachim Fischer, and Dr Brian Coates, are all members of the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies of the University of Limerick, Ireland. Their fields of expertise lie in the literature, language and cultural aspects of Ireland, Germany, and Britain, and to the connections between these areas.

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