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Selected Writings of John V.Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America

by John V. Kelleher

Selected Writings of John V.Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America Synopsis

This work gathers John V. Kelleher's essays on the most widely known Irish cultural phenomenon - the literary renaissance of the early 20th century. It contains his assessments of Irish literature in its post-Revolutionary phase, and includes essays on the experience of the Irish in America. The text contain essays that examine early Irish literature and culture, opening with a benchmark essay for Irish studies, Early Irish History and Pseudo-History , which was read at the inaugural meeting of the American conference for Irish Studies in 1961. The collection concludes with Kelleher's translations and adaptations of poems in Old, Middle and Modern Irish, illustrating his command of the language at every stage.

Selected Writings of John V.Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America Press Reviews

Selected Essays of John V. Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America represents the essence of thought and learning of one of the outstanding scholars in Irish Studies. They are highly original and many of them are germinal. Professor Kelleher brings his unparalleled knowledge of the Irish annals and sagas to bear on various dimensions of Irish Studies. This outstanding volume is graced by a very fine introduction by the editor, Charles Fanning, which puts Professor Kelleher's life and work into historical perspective. -Emmet Larkin, University of Chicago

Book Information

ISBN: 9780809324811
Publication date: 31st December 2002
Author: John V. Kelleher
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Cultural studies, Literary essays,

About John V. Kelleher

John V. Kelleher is a professor emeritus of Irish Studies at Harvard University, where he taught for over forty years. He has written groundbreaking essays on the earliest Old Irish corpus of annals, genealogies, and heroic tales; on ideas of Celticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; on the Irish Renaissance accomplishments of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce; and on the fiction of Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain. His essays have defined terms and set boundaries for the study of the immigrant and ethnic cultures of Irish America. Charles Fanning is a professor of English and history, as well ...

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