Images of Invention: Essays on Irish Writing

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This book collects 22 of Jeffares's essays written over the last 20 years. Looking at a wide range of writers from the 17th to the 20th century, the essays provide a stimulating overview of major authors and aspects of Irish literature.
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This book collects 22 of Jeffares's essays written over the last 20 years. Looking at a wide range of writers from the 17th to the 20th century, the essays provide a stimulating overview of major authors and aspects of Irish literature.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780861403622
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/12/1996
  • Series: Irish Literary Studies Series , #46
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Swift and the Ireland of His Day 1
Swift: The Practical Poet 19
Aspects of Swift as a Letter Writer 46
Farquhar's Final Comedies 76
Good-Natured Goldsmith 90
The Vicar of Wakefield 106
The Wild Irish Girl 115
Lady Morgan's O'Donnel 123
Maturin the Innovator 131
Reading Lever 150
Yeats and the Wrong Lever 164
Lever's Lord Kilgobbin 179
Torrens: An Irishman in South Australia 188
Blunt: Almost an Honorary Irishman 201
George Moore: Portrait for Radio 220
Somerville and Ross: An Introduction 251
Yeats's Great Black Ragged Bird 260
Memories of Maud Gonne 277
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony: An Anglo-Irishman Reconsidered 282
Joyce's Precursors 289
Joyce's 'Done Half by Design' 310
The Realist Novel in Ireland 1900-1945 314
Notes 323
Index 337
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