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Literary Criticism English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Myth and Reality in Irish Literature

by (author) Joseph Ronsley

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Essays, Folklore & Mythology
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Myth and Reality in Irish Literature offers a rich collection of essays covering a wide spectrum of Irish literature from the early medieval saints and scholars to twentieth century writers such as Joyce and Beckett. Lady Gregory, Synge, Yeats, O'Casey and Myles na Gopaleen are among the poets, playwrights, critics, and authors treated in the book. The essays are written from both a personal and a scholarly perspective. Contributors to the volume include the Irish authors Denis Johnston, Thomas Kilroy, Kate O'Brien and Thomas Kinsella, and scholars David Greene, Denis Donoghue, Ann Saddlemyer and Shotaro Oshima.

Of interest to students of English Literature as well as observers of the Irish scene, this book is of particular value to students of Irish heritage and literature.

About the author

Joseph Ronsley is Associate Professor of English at McGill University. First Chairman of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies, he now serves on the Executive Committees of CAIS and the International Association for the Study of Anglo–Irish Literature. His publications include Yeats’s Autobiography: Life as Symbolic Pattern.

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