• Irish Writing London Volume 2

Irish Writing London Volume 2

Irish Writing London Volume 2

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  • Author
    Tom Herron
  • Publisher
    Ac Black
  • Publication date
    06 December 2012

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Irish Writing London Volume 2

  • Author

    Tom Herron

  • Date Published

    06 December 2012

  • Publisher

    Ac Black

  • Pages

    184 pages

  • ISBN

    9781441105547

Book Description

The presence of Irish writers is almost invisible in literary studies of London. The Irish Writing London redresses the critical deficit. A range of experts on particular Irish writers reflect on the diverse experiences and impact this immigrant group has had on the city. Such sustained attention to a location and concern of Irish writing, long passed over, opens up new terrain to not only reveal but create a history of Irish-London writing.

Alongside discussions of MacNeice, Boland and McGahern, the autobiography of Brendan Behan and identity of Irish-language writers in London is considered. Written by an internal array of scholars, these new essays on key figures challenge the deep-seated stereotype of what constitutes the proper domain of Irish writing, producing a study that is both culturally and critically alert and a dynamic contribution to literary criticism of the city.

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