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Writing Modern Ireland (Clemson University Press free pdf This volume takes up the questions of what it means to write modern Ireland, and of what "modern Ireland" even means. Shall we imagine Ireland as a nation, or as an island for which the issue of nationhood has been contentious at least, and perhaps even traumatic? By referring to "Ireland" in the title, we evoke the many resonances that that name and the place(s) associated with it carry: a mythic place, a land controlled from elsewhere, a nation hoped for and achieved. a nation denied and resisted, an island divided, an idea soaked in fantasies and dreams, a homeland abandoned in searches for brighter futures, a land of opportunity, a people who are many people. And most of all, it is a place defined and expanded by writers whose literary imaginings give it power and simultaneously challenge it. The idea of Irishness for early twentieth-century writers has been much discussed, and whether we think of Ireland as a net beyond which an aspiring artist must fly, as a nation whose founding can be aided by the collection of folk tales, or as a cultural identity to which artists and presses can contribute, the act of writing Ireland has been a long preoccupation.

About Catherine E. Paul

Catherine E. Paul is Professor of Modernism at Clemson University.

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Author : Catherine E. Paul
Publisher : Clemson University Digital Press
Data Published : 30 June 2015
ISBN : 0989082695
EAN : 9780989082693
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 279 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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