Modernism and the Celtic Revival

Modernism and the Celtic Revival

by Gregory Castle
     
 

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"In Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Gregory Castle, examines the impact of anthropology on the work of Irish Revivalists such as W. B. Yeats, John M. Synge, and James Joyce. Castle argues that anthropology enabled Irish Revivalists to confront and combat British imperialism, even as these Irish writers remained ambivalently dependent on the cultural and political… See more details below

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"In Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Gregory Castle, examines the impact of anthropology on the work of Irish Revivalists such as W. B. Yeats, John M. Synge, and James Joyce. Castle argues that anthropology enabled Irish Revivalists to confront and combat British imperialism, even as these Irish writers remained ambivalently dependent on the cultural and political discourses they sought to undermine. Castle shows how Irish modernists employed textual and rhetorical strategies first developed in anthropology to translate, reassemble, and edit oral and folk-cultural material. In doing so, he claims, they confronted and undermined inherited notions of identity which Ireland, often a site of ethnographic curiosity throughout the nineteenth century, had been subject to. Drawing on a wide range of post-colonial theory, this book should be of interest to scholars in Irish studies, post-colonial studies, and modernism."--BOOK JACKET.

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"The volume is weell documented and conyains a useful bibliography and index." CHOICE Dec 2001

"Castle...provides an excellent overview of the last quarter-century's work on the Irish Revival..." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

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ISBN-13:
9780521100342
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2009
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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