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Between shadows; modern Irish writing and culture.

9780716530053

Between shadows; modern Irish writing and culture.

Foster, John Wilson.

Irish Academic Press

2009

257 pages

$69.95

Hardcover

PR8753

Author of several volumes on Irish literature and culture, Foster (English, University of British Columbia) revisits some of the same ground he covered in his 1993 book, Colonial Consequences. In a wide-ranging encounter with modern Irish culture and writing, the author presents essays on authors including Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, and examines topics such as the Ulster literary scene during the First World War, Bloomsday, and Irish nationalism. Some readers may find that the publisher's puzzling decision to use a distractingly heavy font for the body text detracts from their enjoyment of this book. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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