A colder eye: the modern Irish writers
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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some of the really interesting writing in english of the 20th century was done by the irish hugh kenner is always a treat
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The second time I've started this book. Very funny. Here's a quote. "I never knew by name...the old man in the pawnshop who rattled about a friend 'older than the Chinese ' whose paid occupation should he find one would be 'falling off buses '.
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