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From Oscar Wilde to James Joyce, from Virginia Woolf to Frank McCourt: three centuries of Irish, English, and American writers in search of the real Ireland.

From the editor of the outstandingly popular Italy in Mind comes another superb collection: three centuries of fiction, poems, and essays, from both Irish expatriates and non-Irish visitors.

From the comic terror of Fra
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Vintage
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Bruce
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is collection of writings by Irish émigrés and foreigners, not Irish writers who stayed at home. The editor, Alice Leccese Powers, intends to provide a prospective on the island through the lenses of those who view it from outside rather than from the perceptions of those who know it “from the inside.” One of the pleasures of these essays is that the perspectives of the different authors is so varied, the situations and impressions so different from one another, the result being a kaleidosc ...more
Denise
As with all anthologies, some selections are better than others, but don't give up on the tough ones. I found myself falling into a rhythm reading this book. Explore Ireland through the eyes of these various authors, and you will understand this country and its people a little better. I found myself doing some internet research and browsing of pictures. Just go and flow with it. Like a mini-vacation.
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