A colder eye: the modern Irish writers

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Knopf, Apr 1, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 301 pages
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Hugh Kenner's theme is the Irish Literary Revival, that seizure of the English language by writers whose relation to it was oddly uncomfortable, even alien -- and their creation of a new idiom that would dominate and define International Modernism. His technique is anecdote and example. In his hands, biography jostles with critical insight, social history erupts into choice quotation, "facts" reveal themselves to be invention.

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Contents

Points to Ponder
11
A Tale of a Pot
42
The Lore of Irish
62
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Hugh Kenner (1923-2003) was one of America's great literary critics. He wrote on a range of subjects that includes Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, T. S. Eliot, and geodesic domes.