Author: Komesu Okifumi and Masaru Sekine (editors)
Irish Writers and Politics

Irish Writers and Politics

£38.00
21.6 x 13.8 cm.     viii, 350 pp.   1990   Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume 36   IASAIL-Japan Series (ISSN 0267-6079) volume 3

This collection of essays looks at a variety of responses by writers to the problems of their motherland. Includes essays on Swift, Burke, Ferguson, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce, Shaw, O'Casey, Parker and Egan, as well as Northern Irish poets and playwrights. Essayists include Vivian Mercier, A. Norman Jeffares, Lorna Reynolds, Maurice Harmon, John S. Kelly, Declan Kiberd, Christopher Murray, Brian Arkins, and Augustine Martin.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION. Masaru Sekine
ENGLISH READERS: THREE HISTORICAL 'MOMENTS'. Vivian Mercier
SWIFT: ANATOMY OF AN ANTI-COLONIALIST. A. Norman Jeffares
EDMUND BURKE: A VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS. Lorna Reynolds
THE ENIGMA OF SAMUEL FERGUSON. Maurice Harmon
W. B. YEATS: POLITICS AND HISTORY. Donna Gerstenberger
ASCENDANCY NATIONALISM, FEMINIST NATIONALISM AND STAGECRAFT IN LADY GREGORY'S REVISION OF KINCORA. Maureen S.G. Hawkins
THE FIFTH BELL: RACE AND CLASS IN YEATS'S POLITICAL THOUGHT. John S. Kelly
KINESIS STASIS, REVOLUTION IN YEATSEAN DRAMA. Augustine Martin
JAMES JOYCE AND POLITICS. Heather Cook Callow
SAINT JOAN: FABIAN FEMINIST AND PROTESTANT MYSTIC. Declan Kiberd
THE 'MIGHT OF DESIGN' IN THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. Christopher Murray
THE WILL TO FREEDOM: POLITICS AND PLAY IN THE THEATRE OF STEWART PARKER. Elmer Andrews
TOO LITTLE PEACE: THE POLITICAL POETRY OF DESMOND EGAN. Brian Arkins
WHO WE ARE: PROTESTANTS AND POETRY IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. David Burleigh
THEATRE WITH ITS SLEEVES ROLLED UP. Emelie Fitzgibbon
Notes
Notes on Contributors
Index

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