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The Resource Irish pastoral : nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature, Oona Frawley

Irish pastoral : nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature, Oona Frawley

Label
Irish pastoral : nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature
Title
Irish pastoral
Title remainder
nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature
Statement of responsibility
Oona Frawley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning anonymous eighth century poems to the writing of contemporary authors like Seamus Heaney and Eaven Boland, Irish literature has consistently engaged with nature, place and landscape. Irish Pastoral offers an exemplary probe into this Irish literary tradition that has been much remarked upon but little analysed. While rooted in a thorough knowledge of the classical pastoral tradition as shaped by Theocritus and Virgil, the Irish pastoral mode displays a heightened sense of the nostalgia usually associated with pastoral. From approximately the thirteenth century on, Irish literature displays a preoccupation with nature as the site for nostalgia; Irish Pastoral argues that this preoccupation becomes increasingly linked with the fact of the British colonial presence in Ireland. After offering an overview of the representation of nature in Irish literature prior to 1600, this book examines the collision between Irish and English pastoral forms during Spenser's time in Ireland, and then seeks to ascertain the ways in which these two literary modes subsequently intertwine as a seeming result of the consolidation of English colonial dominance of Ireland. This merging and blending of English and Irish pastoral forms is best witnessed in the period of the Irish Revival and in the literature that follows; Irish Pastoral then examines some of the major figures of twentieth century Irish literature for the inheritance of these themes. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frawley, Oona
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Pastoral literature, English
  • Irish literature
  • Country life in literature
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Irish pastoral : nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature, Oona Frawley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Irish pastoral : the nostalgic mode -- Nature in Irish literature before 1600 : an overview -- The roots of the new Irish pastoral -- Yeats : mapping the new Ireland of the mind -- Synge, The Aran Islands, and the move toward realism -- Joyce and Beckett : refuting stereotypes -- Contemporary versions of Irish pastoral : Heaney and Boland -- Pastoral speculations
Control code
l82005276548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780716533221
Lccn
2005276548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Irish pastoral : nostalgia and twentieth-century Irish literature, Oona Frawley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Irish pastoral : the nostalgic mode -- Nature in Irish literature before 1600 : an overview -- The roots of the new Irish pastoral -- Yeats : mapping the new Ireland of the mind -- Synge, The Aran Islands, and the move toward realism -- Joyce and Beckett : refuting stereotypes -- Contemporary versions of Irish pastoral : Heaney and Boland -- Pastoral speculations
Control code
l82005276548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780716533221
Lccn
2005276548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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