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An Age of Innocence: Irish Culture 1930-1960
     

An Age of Innocence: Irish Culture 1930-1960

by Brian Fallon, Fallon
 
Irish life between 1930 and 1960 is normally presented as a sort of cultural wasteland. In a radical re-examination of the period, Brian Fallon challenges this stereotype and argues that Ireland's cultural and artistic life was vigorous, continuous and fertile. He argues that despite literary censorship, literature flourished with such substantial writers as Flann

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Irish life between 1930 and 1960 is normally presented as a sort of cultural wasteland. In a radical re-examination of the period, Brian Fallon challenges this stereotype and argues that Ireland's cultural and artistic life was vigorous, continuous and fertile. He argues that despite literary censorship, literature flourished with such substantial writers as Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor and Liam O'Flaherty, together with dozens of less celebrated but nevertheless important figures. In the visual arts, figures as diverse as Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Louis le Brocqauy and Patrick Hennessy all either established or consolidated their careers. In addition, the period saw the firm establishment of a public broadcasting service in Ireland and its sponsorship of a national symphony orchestra. Fallon's provocative and passionate survey of this period rescues it from the neglect into which it has fallen and will prompt a lively reassessment of these important decades.

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A re-examination of Irish life from 1930-1960, which challenges the cultural wasteland stereotype and argues that Ireland's life was vigorous, continuous, and fertile. Discusses such constituents of Irish culture as Yeats and Joyce, the second generation of writers, the theater, ties with France, the literary pubs, the Irish language, the church, literary censorship, the press, the visual arts, music, and the 1950s. Fallon is a journalist, former chief critic of The Irish Times and author of a book on Irish art. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312219246
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.13(d)

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Brian Fallon is chief critic of The Irish Times and the author of Irish Art (1993).

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