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Journeys in Ireland Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations by Martin Ryle
  

Journeys in Ireland Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations

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Journeys in Ireland Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations by Martin Ryle

This volume offers a reasoned critical account of a wide range of travel writing about rural Ireland. The focus is on work by English travellers who visited Ireland for pleasure, from the 'scenic tourists' of the post-Romantic period to Eric Newby in the 1980s. Ryle also discusses accounts by American and English anthropologists, as well as writing by Irish authors including J.M. Synge, George Moore, Sean O'Faolain and Colm TA^3ibA-n. The materials reviewed and discussed here, including many books which are now difficult to find, offer illuminating and sometimes entertaining evidence about the development of tourism. Ryle also shows how the discourses and practices of pleasurable travel have intersected with and been marked by the dimensions of power and proprietorship, hegemony, and resistance, which have characterised Anglo-Irish and Hiberno-English cultural relations over the last two centuries. Journeys in Ireland will interest all those concerned with the literature and history of those relations, and will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers and students concerned with travel writing and tourism with and beyond these islands.

Reviews

'Ryle's book is a wide-ranging review of the literature of English and some Irish travellers and tourists in Ireland. It is...always interesting, and demonstrates a keen sense of the literature on representation of Irish place and identity.'Ecumene'


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Publication date

1st January 1998

Author

Martin Ryle

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Publisher

Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

Travel writing
Places & peoples: general & pictorial works

ISBN

9781859282007

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