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"Ireland! Ireland! Ireland! The word falls on the ear with the gentle persistence of rain on the shores of Kerry," said Honor Tracy. "The Irishman," said Robert Lynd, "is one of the world's greatest puzzles." Just what is the true essence of Ireland? And who, exactly, are the "We Irish," as described by W.B. Yeats?

The Oxford Book of Ireland is a unique anthology of writing that attempts to finally strike at the heart of this compelling country and its people, through the words of the Irish themselves. Included here are the poems, essays, and excerpts from the fiction of writers such as Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Frank O'Connor, Honor Tracy, William Trevor, and W.B. Yeats. Arranged according to theme, the emphasis of this volume falls on geography, social history, custom, and personal observation. These great figures lament over the loss of the Gaelic language, ponder the splendor of endless Irish skies, contemplate the frenetic urbanity of Dublin, and revel in the invigorating wit and charm of their people.

From the beauty of Celtic twilights to the drive towards insurgency, from the alcoholic animation to the passion of the Catholic region no country has fostered as much analysis and self-scrutiny as Ireland. Riveting, illuminating, and even exasperating, The Oxford Book of Ireland is a stimulating collection of the greatest Irish writers reflecting upon their mysterious and beloved homeland. Anyone bewitched by the land of Eire will delight in this spirited anthology.

About the Author

A freelance writer and reviewer, Patricia Craig has edited The Oxford Books of English Detective Stories, Schooldays, Modern Women's Stories, and Travel Stories.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192142610
Editor:
Craig, Patricia
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Patricia
Author:
Craig, Patricia
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 9304
Publication Date:
19981029
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6 x 1.9 in 2.45 lb

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