© 1991

Irish Writing

Exile and Subversion

  • Paul Hyland
  • Neil Sammells

Part of the Insights book series (ISI)

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About this book


This is a collection of original essays by international scholars which focuses on Irish writing in English from the eighteenth century to the present. The essays explore the recurrent motif of exile and the subversive potential of Irish writing in political, cultural and literary terms. Case-studies of major writers such as Swift, Joyce, and Heaney are set alongside discussions of relatively unexplored writing such as radical pamphleteering in the age of the French Revolution and the contribution of women writers to Nationalistic journalism.


drama English essay fiction French French revolution history Ireland knowledge philosophy present revolution William Butler Yeats women Writing in English

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Hyland
    • 1
  • Neil Sammells
    • 1
  1. 1.Bath College of Higher EducationUK

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