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Scholars and Rebels: In Nineteenth-Century Ireland

ISBN: 978-0-631-21446-5
184 pages
January 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Scholars and Rebels must be essential reading for all those concerned to understand not just the complexities of nineteenth-century Irish intellectual culture and the emergent Irish Revival, but the formation also of Irish culture in the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents


1. Colonial Intellectuals.

2. Portrait of a Clerisy.

3. Savants and Society.

4. The Dismal Science.

5. Young Irelanders and Others.


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Author Information

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His new book forms the final part of a trilogy with Heathcliff and the Great Hunger (1995) and Crazy John the Bishop (1998). His numerous works also include The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996), Literary Theory. An Introduction (Second Edition, 1996) and The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), all available from Blackwell Publishers, as are Eagleton's dramatic writings St Oscar and other Plays (1997) and a collection of his essential writings, The Eagleton Reader (1997), edited by Stephen Regan.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Provides a fascinating account of Irish intellectual history in the nineteenth century.
* Makes essential reading for those concerned to understand the cultural forces informing the Irish Revival and the emergence of Irish modernism.
* Offers invaluable insights into the role of the intellectual in public life.
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"The enjoyments of this book are its many elaborate periods, wonderful put-downs and instantly memorable apercus: practically every paragraph ends with a punch-line." Reviews

"This volume invites comparison to Robert Tracy's recent The Unappeasable Host: Studies in Irish Identities." Choice

"is ambitious in its scope, and it offers an original and compelling exploration of the networks that formed the 'outsized village' that was nineteenth-century Dublin". History of Education

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