Irish Literature the Nineteenth Century Volume III

An Annotated Anthology
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ISBN-13:
9780716533580
Veröffentl:
2007
Erscheinungsdatum:
03.07.2007
Seiten:
535
Autor:
A Norman Jeffares
Gewicht:
862 g
Format:
226x157x43 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
The last of the three volumes, roughly spans the last thirty years of the nineteenth century, a period which saw the emergence of the Land League, the dynamiting campaign of the Fenians, and the rise and fall of Charles Stewart Parnell. It witnessed changes in all literary genres. Standish James OGrady conveyed a sense of heroic excitement in his affirmation of Gaelic Irelands literary heritage. Douglas Hyde promoted Irish language and culture through his foundation of the Gaelic League. Writers affiliated with the Irish Literary Society tried to re-energise Young Irelands ideals of cultural nationalism. Under the aegis of Irelands literary renaissance a new interest in Celticism became manifest. The year after the publication of Allinghams Collected Poems W.B. Yeatss The Wanderings of Oisin marked the emergence of Irish mythology and legend in an elegant, sensuous and highly influential manner. With Wilde, Shaw, Martyn and George Moore he expanded Irelands aesthetic horizons; a