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Titel: The Oxford Book of Ireland
Verlag: Oxford University Press, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Oxford University Press 1998; Large 8vo hardback in dust jacket, good to very good. Please note - this is a heavy book; 515 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24219
Inhaltsangabe: Ireland is a country that arouses strong opinions: everyone has a view on its character, its foibles, its charm and its waywardness. It has inspired some of the best poetry and nurtured some of the best writers in the world, and in "The Oxford Book of Ireland" poets, novelists, artists, dramatists, historians, philosophers, peasants and aristocrats are brought together to celebrate and commemorate the nation and its people. Irish history lives more in the present than that of other countries, and there are constant reminders in these pages of past triumphs and tragedies, and their continuing impact on the national psyche. Conquest, famine, emigration, the decline of the language, the struggle for identity and independence are all charted here with a raw and passionate immediacy. Interwoven with episodes of national turbulence are lyrical sections on the Irish landscape and countryside, on the cities and the suburbs, the climate and the folk culture: high jinks and conviviality alongside reminiscence and disputation.
Rezension: "Add this volume to your library for a varied but splendid portrait of Ireland through the eyes and words of great literary figures...another masterpiece both in content and presentation."--Naples Daily"Good for pleasure reading.... Recommended for public libraries."--Library Journal"This is the kind of anthology that is fun to pull out when you need an erudite Irish fix."--The Irish American Post
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