Strumpet City

Author: James Plunkett
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 071715565X
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Centring on the seminal lockout of 20,000 workers in Dublin in 1913, Strumpet City by Irish writer James Plunkett encompasses a wide sweep of city life. From the destitution of "Rashers" Tierney, the poorest of the poor, to the solid, aspirant respectability of Fitz and Mary, the priestly life of Father O’Connor, and the upper-class world of Yearling and the Bradshaws, it paints a portrait of a city of stark contrasts, with an urban working class mired in vicious poverty. Strumpet City is much more than a book about the Lockout. Through the power of vivid fiction we encounter all the complexities of humanity. The brilliant and much-loved TV series, originally screened by RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster, in 1980, is fondly remembered by many but to read the book is to immerse yourself in social and historical writing akin to Chekhov and Tolstoy. Strumpet City is the great, sweeping Irish historical novel of the 20th century.

The Strumpet City

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Film Media And Popular Culture In Ireland

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A collection covering a wide variety of media in Ireland, including broadcasting, film, popular music, radio, and popular culture. Together, these essays map out the role various media have played in the process of 're-imagining Ireland' over the last fifteen years, touching on aspects of Irish cultural identity and the (re)construction of notions of Irishness. The book addresses the more contemporary implications of both the peace process in Northern Ireland and the 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon in the South. Contents include: Introduction: The Changing Configurations of Irish Studies (1990-2005); Boxed-in?: The Aesthetics of Film and Television --- Section One: Irish Film. National Cinema and Cultural Identity; Maureen O'Hara: The Political Power of the Feisty Colleen; A Landscape Peopled Differently: Thaddeus O'Sullivan's 'December Bride'; Cinema and the City: Re-imagining Belfast and Dublin; Challenging Colonial Traditions: British Cinema in the Celtic Fringe --- Section Two: Irish Broadcasting. 'Music Hall Dope and British Propaganda': Cultural Identity and Early Broadcasting in Ireland; The City and the Working Class on Irish Television; Broadcasting in a Divided Community: The BBC in Northern Ireland; Drama out of a Crisis: Television Drama and the Troubles; The Elect and the Abject: Representing Protestant Culture; Irish Popular Music; Hybridity and National Musics: The Case of Irish Rock Music (with Noel McLaughlin); Punk Music in Ireland: The Political Power of 'What-Might-Have-Been' --- Conclusion: Popular Culture and Social Change.Ã?Â?Ã?Â?

Gulliver

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The Wrong Country

Author: Gerald Dawe
Editor: Merrion Press
ISBN: 1788550307
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This engaging, personal chronicle by Irish poet Gerald Dawe explores the lives and times of leading Irish writers, including W.B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett and Stewart Parker, alongside lesser-known names from the earlier decades of the twentieth century, such as Ethna Carberry, Alice Milligan, Joseph Campbell and George Reavey. It also portrays the changing cultural backgrounds of the author’s contemporaries, such as Derek Mahon, Eavan Boland, Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin, Colm Tóibín, Leontia Flynn and Sinéad Morrissey. Gerald Dawe presents an accessible view of modern Irish literature, filtered perceptively through his own distinctive lens, and raises important questions about cultural belonging, the commercialisation of contemporary writing, and the influence of Irish literary culture in a digital age. In this lyrical exploration of national identity, The Wrong Country repositions our understanding of modern Irish writing in a wider context for today’s readers.

Genre And Cinema

Author: Brian McIlroy
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415770890
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This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish cinema.

Contemporary Irish Novelists

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The Irish Novel In Our Time

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The Essential Library For Irish Americans

Author: Morgan Llywelyn
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429983531
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Ireland is in the news and a center of international attention in this decade. This book is an instructive, opinionated, annotated list of books that anyone in America who is Irish or interested in the Irish ought to read. Morgan Llywelyn has chosen these books for their accuracy and their pleasures, and describes them in clear, concise language that is in itself a pleasure. It does not summarize the contents but rather tells you what experiences are in store for ther reader of each individual book listed. The books are listed in broad categories, such as biography and autobiography, history, poetry, fiction, and many more. This guide will be a useful companion to travellers to Ireland, will give insight into the Irish heritage of Irish Americans, will be a guide to further reading, and perhaps even to building family libraries in the home. Morgan Llywelyn, the author of fine novels of the past of Ireland, such as Lion of Ireland, and the present, such as 1916, has both the knowledge and the credibility to present this book to the reading public. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Television And Irish Society

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Contemporary Novelists

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Great Hatred Little Room

Author: James M. Cahalan
Editor: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press
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Die Darstellung Irischer Geschichte Im Erz Hlwerk Walter Mackens

Author: Roswitha Drees
Editor: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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Der in seiner Heimat ausserordentlich populäre, von der akademischen Kritik jedoch kaum beachtete irische Autor Walter Macken (1915-1967) hat vor allem mit seiner historischen Romantrilogie Seek the Fair Land, The Silent People und The Scorching Wind das Selbstverständnis seiner Landsleute erheblich beeinflusst. Die vorliegende Arbeit konzentriert sich darauf, für diese Werke den Prozess der Fiktionalisierung historischer Vorgänge auf gehaltlicher und formaler Ebene in Wechselwirkung mit der auktorialen Intention sichtbar zu machen und die Ergebnisse der Untersuchung mit der Rezeption in Beziehung zu setzen.

Contemporary Novelists

Author: D. L. Kirkpatrick
Editor: Saint James Press
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Dictionary Of Irish Literature

Author: Robert Goode Hogan
Editor: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
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Describes 500 Irish authors who wrote mainly in the English language, foreign authors who made a significant contribution to Irish literature, and articles on general topics important to the literature.

The New York Times Book Review

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Catholic World

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The Irish Times Book Of The 1916 Rising

Author: Shane Hegarty
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'The 1916 Rising' re-creates the actual course of events during that tumultuous week, based on contemporary witnesses, memoirs and later recollections.

Z Angl Am

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