Irish Literary Culture in English

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Title: Irish Literary Culture in English
Authors: Kelleher, Margaret
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Date: Dec-2013
Online since: 2021-10-20T15:41:01Z
Abstract: For much of the twentieth century, the reputation of Irish literary writers (beyond the acknowledged ‘greats’ of Yeats, Joyce or Beckett) suffered from their treatment by critics as failed or partly-successful imitators of literary forms successfully realized in the mainstream English tradition. In the past decade, a contrasting critical tendency has tended towards the celebration, and at times the valorization, of Irish writers’ innovations in genre, theme and form. Such reappraisals, supported by significant literary and cultural retrieval projects, in turn have enlivened older debates as to what are the distinctive, common and enduring features of an ‘Irish’ literary tradition.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright (published version): 2014 Oxford University Press
Keywords: LiteratureHistoryRevivalModernism
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199549344.013.011
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Jackson, E. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History
ISBN: 9780199549344
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