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A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival

A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival, ISBN: 9780976670674                   Click here to preview
by R. Todd Felton

Destinations: Ireland

Categories: 1-2 week trips, 4-7 day trips, Backpacker, Business Traveler, City, Culture, Day trips, Expatriate, Gay & Lesbian, History, Honeymoon & Romance, Nature, Senior Traveler, Sightseeing, Single, Student, Villages, Walks and Tours, Weekend trips, Women, Work & Travel

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From the 1890s until the 1920s, a great tide of literary invention swept Ireland. As the country struggled for political independence, the writers who formed the Irish Literary Revival created a new, authentically Irish literature. Some, such as Yeats, Synge, and Gregory, celebrated the mystical tradition of Ireland's west; others, such as O'Casey, explored Dublin's crowded streets and tenements. This revealing and beautiful book examines the relationship between these writers and the towns and countryside that fueled their imaginations. Part history, part biography, and part travel guide, it takes the reader to Galway, the Aran Islands, Mayo, Sligo, Wicklow, and Dublin. Along the route, it visits the cottages and castles, crags and glens, theaters and pubs where some of the country's finest writers shaped an enduring vision of Ireland.

Published by Roaring Forties Press on 19-08-2009 in Berkeley, California
Copyright © by R. Todd Felton
ISBN-13: 9780976670674
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