The Irish Writer and the World
By (author) Declan Kiberd
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Irish Writer and the World by Declan Kiberd
Book DescriptionThe Irish Writer and the World is a major new book by one of Ireland's most prominent scholars and cultural commentators. Declan Kiberd, author of the award-winning Irish Classics and Inventing Ireland, here synthesises the themes that have occupied him throughout his career as a leading critic of Irish literature and culture. Kiberd argues that political conflict between Ireland and England ultimately resulted in cultural confluence and that writing in the Irish language was hugely influenced by the English literary tradition. He continues his exploration of the role of Irish politics and culture in a decolonising world, and covers Anglo-Irish literature, the fate of the Irish language and the Celtic Tiger. This fascinating collection of Kiberd's work demonstrates the extraordinary range, astuteness and wit that have made him a defining voice in Irish studies and beyond, and will bring his work to new audiences across the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521602570
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Declan Kiberd
Ulysses, Paperback (November 2011)
An undisputed modernist classic, "Ulysses'" ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishing wide-ranging allusions confirms its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. This title states that "Ulysses" is 'an endlessly open book of utopian epiphanies.
Ulysses and Us, Paperback (November 2010)
Why James Joyce's great modernist masterpiece is in fact a book that can teach ordinary people to live better lives.
Irish Writer and the World, Hardback (August 2005)
A major work from the award-winning scholar and cultural commentator.
Amid Our Troubles, Hardback (June 2002)» View all books by Declan Kiberd
This collection of provocative essays reveals how some of the great Irish poets and dramatists, of the past and present, have drawn on Greek myths and used these stories, which have travelled across 3000 years, to bring new insights on the world in which we now live.
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Author Biography - Declan Kiberd
Declan Kiberd is Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin.
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