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On the Uses of History in Recent Irish Writing
This book offers a critical reassessment of the uses of history in contemporary Irish literature and culture. It argues that in much recent Irish writing, history is approached not as the proverbial 'nightmare' from which Joyce's Stephen Dedalus tried to awake, but as a rich, imaginative resource. Drawing on recent debates in Irish literary and cultural criticism, On the U ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Manchester University Press
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