Ireland: A Social and Cultural History, 1922 to the Present

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Cornell University Press, 1981 - History - 302 pages
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Terence Brown juxtaposes such key topics as nationalism, industrialization, religion, language revival, and censorship with his assessments of the major literary and artistic advances to give us a lively and perceptive view of the Irish past. In the first two parts, he analyzes the ideas, images, and symbols that provided the Irish people with part of their sense of national identity. He considers in Part Three how these conceptions and aspirations fared in the new social order that evolved following the economic revival of the early 1960s.
  

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Contents

Authors Note 1984
8
Language and Literature
37
Images and Realities
62
The Fate of the Irish Left and of the Protestant Minority
80
A SelfSufficient Ireland?
109
A Watershed
132
Stagnation and Crisis
162
Economic Revival
185
Decades of Debate
205
Culture and a Changing Society
238
The Uncertain 1980s
249
Acknowledgments
271
Index
295
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About the author (1981)

Terence Brown is Professor of Anglo-Irish literature in Trinity College, Dublin and a Fellow of the College. He is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of the Academia Europaea, and has lectured widely on Irish literature and on Irish cultural history. Among his books are studies of Louis MacNeice and of Northern Irish poetry. His numerous publications include "Ireland: A Social and Cultural History" (1985) and" Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays" (1988). He is also editor of "Derek Mahon: Journalism" (1996) and "Celticism "(1996), and was formerly a contributing editor of the "Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing,

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