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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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

Great fun. I have not studied Yeats, Joyce, etc. to any degree. I think I read a play of Synge for a college class, forty years ago. This book gave me lots of background stories to help me situate ... Read full review

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User Review  - nobodhi - LibraryThing

some of the really interesting writing in english of the 20th century was done by the irish hugh kenner is always a treat Read full review


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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.