Ireland and France, a Bountiful Friendship: Essays in Honour of Patrick Rafroidi

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No one interested in Irish studies during the past 30 years will have missed the work of Patrick Rafroidi. Whether it be romantic poets or the contemporary novel or theatre and drama, he had much to say that was provocative, lively and always readable. His contribution to Irish studies was not only scholarly in the best and most strenuous sense but also generous, lighthearted and enlivening. Because he was such a friend to the Irish, the memory of Patrick Rafroidi well suits the...

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Overview

No one interested in Irish studies during the past 30 years will have missed the work of Patrick Rafroidi. Whether it be romantic poets or the contemporary novel or theatre and drama, he had much to say that was provocative, lively and always readable. His contribution to Irish studies was not only scholarly in the best and most strenuous sense but also generous, lighthearted and enlivening. Because he was such a friend to the Irish, the memory of Patrick Rafroidi well suits the general theme of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780389209669
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/5/1992
  • Series: Irish Literacy Studies Series, #42
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Three Personal Answers to Patrick's Enquiry 1
Patrick Rafroidi: Before and After 5
'So Manie in the Verie Prime and Spring of Their Youth, Manie of Them Heirs of Lande': The Friars of the Irish Capuchin Mission in Northern France and the Low Countries, 1591-1641 7
Montesquieu and Burke 17
The Irish Heritage of the French Revolution : The Rights of People and the Rights of Man 30
Gothic-Historical Sermon: Maturin's Last Novel, The Albigenses 47
An Irishman in France: John Banim 57
W. B. Yeats: The Crazy Jane Poems 67
James Stephens and Paris: An Insight Gleaned from Letters to Thomas Bodkin 93
Mary Lavin: Moralist of the Heart 107
Post-Joycean Experiment in Recent Irish Fiction 124
'My Present Unresolved': Denis Devlin and Montaigne 137
Home and Away: Derek Mahon's France 144
A French Perspective on the Irish Identity Crisis 152
Paisley--Le Pen 163
Etudes Irlandaises and Its Onlie Begetter 173
L'Oeillet Invisible 180
Invisible Carnation 183
Patrick Rafroidi: Career and Publications 185
Notes 187
Notes on Contributors 209
Index 215
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