21.6 x 13.8 cm. viii, 369 pp. 1988 Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature volume 1 Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume 31
This is the first of four intended volumes (only two of which got published) devoted to critical analysis of Irish writing since the 1950s. Each was intended to present a collection of essays that, taken together, should provide a solid foundation for scholars and students interested in the extraordinary achievements of Irish writers in the last three decades.
The essays in this volume map out aspects of the cultural, social and political context of contemporary literature and predominant concerns within a given genre.
The contributors as Anthony Bradley, Terence Brown, Gerald Dawe, John Wilson Foster, Tamsin Hargreaves, Claudia Harris, Dillon Johnston, Colbert Kearney, Edna Longley, Arthur E. McGuinness, Christopher Murray, Fintan O’Toole, Andrew Parkin, Anthony Roche, Michael Toolan, and Walentina Witoszek and Patrick F. Sheeran.
The second volume in the series is Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature, edited by Michael Kenneally.