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Stretching back to 1600 and covering works in English and Gaelic, "Irish Classics" scrutinizes the enduring Irish classics that have challenged new readers generation after generation. Irish themes are explored as inspiration for the bitter poetry of Seathrun Ceitinn and the prose of Jonathan Swift and Edmund Burke. Analogies are made between modern and classic writers. Although Kiberd acknowledges that often frictions existed between the two languages he finds that, nevertheless, strong similarities override both.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862074590
ISBN-10: 1862074593
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Declan Kiberd

Declan Kiberd is Professor of Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin.

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