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The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture

W. J. McCormack (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-16525-5
686 pages
January 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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Covering a period from c.1450 to the present, this Companion is designed to serve the needs of readers whose interests lie well beyond the familiar boundaries of Irish culture.
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Illustrations.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

A-Z Entries.

Appendix.

Select Bibliography of Recent Publications.

Index.
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W. J. McCormack is Professor of English at Goldsmith's University. His numerous pubications in Irish Literature, history and culture include the classic Ascendancy and Tradition (1985), reprinted in a revised and enlarged edition as From Burke to Beckett: Ascendancy, Tradition and Betrayal in Literary History (1994).
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  • Offers a major and original reference tool.

  • Provides new perspective by innovatory approaches.

  • Emphasis history and context.
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"Particularly good entries may be found on 'Censorship', 'Suburbs', 'Historians terms', 'Medicine, contributions to', Copyright and piracy in the eighteenth century' and 'Colonisation, theories of', to take just a random selection. The panel of contributors seems very strong and the editor's remarks on them as a body are very interesting. The work is comprehensively indexed (hooray)." Peter J. Guilding, Reference Reviews <!--end-->

"McCormack presents a fascinating snapshot of modern Ireland. With its emphasis on Irish culture beyond Yeats and Heaney, this is an invaluable addition to any reference collection." J.J. Doherty, Northern Arizona University


"The Companion is a bounteous compilation, from which students and casual readers alike will emerge with a far healthier idea of what has constituted Irish culture in the modern era."The Times Higher Education Supplement

"The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture, edited by W. J. McCormack is particularly useful for basic information on interdisciplinary terms, movements, and other topics. A thorough topic index aids access." Choice

"Like most books from this publisher, the Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture is a handsome volume. In its outward appearance, the Companion is an object that book-buying people almost automatically covet". Anglia: Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie

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