The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing Vols IV and V: Irish Women's Writing and Traditions
Cork University Press, 2002 - 3200 pages
11 years in the making, featuring the work of over 700 individual writers and harnessing the skills and expertise of dozens of scholars, The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing Volumes IV and V is without doubt one the most important publishing events in Ireland for many years. The most comprehensive corpus of Irish women's writing ever published. A lifelong resource, each encounter prompting fresh insights and new discoveries Features the work of over nine hundred familiar and undiscovered or unappreciated writers. Many of the sources are previously unpublished. Harnesses the skills and expertise of dozens of scholars and specialists. Interdisciplinary approach allows insight into areas of the Irish experience beyond the reader's area of interest. Biographies and bibliographies of writers facilitate further reading and research. Fully indexed and cross-referenced with earlier volumes, including index to first lines of poetry. Spans a period from 600 to the end of the end of the Twentieth Century. Many Irish texts appear in translation for the first time allowing unprecedented access to rare texts.
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