after the wake classics in irish fiction

Download Book After The Wake Classics In Irish Fiction in PDF format. You can Read Online After The Wake Classics In Irish Fiction here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

After The Wake

Author : Brendan Behan
ISBN : 9781847177308
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32. 74 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 614
Read : 1306

Get This Book


Brendan Behan’s genius was to strike a chord between critic and common man. When he died, at the age of 41, he was arguably the most celebrated Irish writer of the twentieth century. After the Wake is a collection of seven prose works and a series of articles. It includes all that exists of an unfinished novel, ‘The Catacombs’, and pieces together items whose comic and fanciful accounts evoke Flann O’Brien. Also featured are works of acknowledged excellence, ‘The Confirmation Suit’ and ‘A Woman of No Standing’. This writing bears all the hallmarks of the author’s talent – an ability to bring characters to life quickly and unforgettably, a sharp ear for dialogue and dialect, and a natural vocation for story-telling. This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.

Borstal Boy

Author : Brendan Behan
ISBN : 9783462318913
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40. 82 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 659
Read : 353

Get This Book


Eine echte Wiederentdeckung: Der Klassiker von Brendan Behan. Der junge Ire Brendan wird mit 16 Jahren festgenommen, weil er im Dienste der IRA die Docks in Liverpool in die Luft jagen wollte. Im »Borstal«, der Besserungsanstalt, angekommen, lernt er nicht nur den rauen Gefängnisalltag kennen, sondern unerwartet auch Freundschaft, Zuneigung und Solidarität zwischen Iren und Engländern in der Zeit der Troubles. In Irland wegen seiner freimütigen Darstellung von Homosexualität und unverhohlener Kritik an der katholischen Kirche zunächst verboten, gilt »Borstal Boy« heute als Klassiker der irischen Literatur. Poetisch, großherzig und mit widerspenstigem Humor – ein unvergessliches Buch!

Notes On Modern Irish Literature

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105015988145
Genre : English literature
File Size : 51. 20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 410
Read : 603

Get This Book



Irish Classics

Author : Declan Kiberd
ISBN : 0674005058
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 58. 54 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 230
Read : 344

Get This Book


A celebration of the tenacious life of the enduring Irish classics, this book by one of Irish writing's most eloquent readers offers a brilliant and accessible survey of the greatest works since 1600 in Gaelic and English, which together have shaped one of the world's most original literary cultures. In the course of his discussion of the great seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Gaelic poems of dispossession, and of later work in that language that refuses to die, Declan Kiberd provides vivid and idiomatic translations that bring the Irish texts alive for the English-speaking reader. Extending from the Irish poets who confronted modernity as a cataclysm, and who responded by using traditional forms in novel and radical ways, to the great modern practitioners of such paradoxically conservative and revolutionary writing, Kiberd's work embraces three sorts of Irish classics: those of awesome beauty and internal rigor, such as works by the Gaelic bards, Yeats, Synge, Beckett, and Joyce; those that generate a myth so powerful as to obscure the individual writer and unleash an almost superhuman force, such as the Cuchulain story, the lament for Art O'Laoghaire, and even Dracula; and those whose power exerts a palpable influence on the course of human action, such as Swift's Drapier's Letters, the speeches of Edmund Burke, or the autobiography of Wolfe Tone. The book closes with a moving and daring coda on the Anglo-Irish agreement, claiming that the seeds of such a settlement were sown in the works of Irish literature. A delight to read throughout, Irish Classics is a fitting tribute to the works it reads so well and inspires us to read, and read again.

Classical Presences In Irish Poetry After 1960

Author : Florence Impens
ISBN : 9783319682310
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 86. 4 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 484
Read : 1052

Get This Book


This book provides the first overview of classical presences in Anglophone Irish poetry after 1960. Featuring detailed studies of Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Eavan Boland, including close readings of key poems, it highlights the evolution of Irish poetic engagements with Greece and Rome in the last sixty years. It outlines the contours of a ‘movement’ which has transformed Irish poetry and accompanied its transition from a postcolonial to a transnational model, from sporadic borrowings of images and myths in the poets’ early attempts to define their own voices, to the multiplication of classical adaptations since the late 1980s -- at first at a time of personal and political crises, notably in Northern Ireland, and more recently, as manifestations of the poets’ engagements with European and other foreign literatures.

H G Wells Ultimate Collection 120 Science Fiction Classics Novels Stories Including Scientific Political And Historical Works

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9788026870029
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68. 8 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 771
Read : 241

Get This Book


This carefully crafted ebook: “H. G. WELLS Ultimate Collection: 120+ Science Fiction Classics, Novels & Stories; Including Scientific, Political and Historical Works” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of fiction works, history and politics. Wells is called a father of science fiction. Table of Contents: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea’s Heart Mr. Brisher’s Treasure Mr. Ledbetter’s Vacation Mr. Marshall’s Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah’s Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil Through a Window Under the Knife Walcote…

Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction

Author : Darrell Schweitzer
ISBN : 9781587150043
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 26. 37 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 314
Read : 684

Get This Book


The antecedents of fantasy literature extend back to the very beginnings of storytelling itself, but modern fantasy became recognizable as a distinct literary form only in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with the publication of the novels of William Morris and the short stories of Lord Dunsany. The emphasis by these writers and their successors on ideal and sometimes less than ideal places and peoples who exist only in a realm of pure imagination laid the foundation for later works by J. R. R. Tolkien and many others. Book jacket.

The Leonard L Milberg Collection Of Irish Poetry

Author : Princeton University. Library
ISBN : UOM:39015047713188
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 24. 91 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 457
Read : 1219

Get This Book



Minor Classics Of Nineteenth Century Fiction

Author : William Earl Buckler
ISBN : UOM:39076006164052
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 33. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 214
Read : 831

Get This Book



Contemporary Irish Fiction

Author : L. Harte
ISBN : 9780230287990
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 33. 56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 720
Read : 788

Get This Book


Recent years have witnessed an extraordinary growth in the richness and diversity of Irish fiction, with the publication of highly original and often challenging work by both new and established writers. Contemporary Irish Fiction provides an invaluable introduction to this exciting but largely uncharted area of literary criticism by bringing together twelve accessible, stimulating essays by critics from Ireland, Britain and North America.

Top Download:

Best Books