The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century

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"The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century examines Ireland's publishing history in the twentieth century. This is a work of 'book history', a new and important interdisciplinary approach which aims to reorient literary and historical interpretations by looking at the diverse and often surprising roles which publishers, printers, readers, governments and censors can play in the creation of textual culture." The first book to examine Ireland's bibliographical heritage in the twentieth century. The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century will appeal to
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Overview

"The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century examines Ireland's publishing history in the twentieth century. This is a work of 'book history', a new and important interdisciplinary approach which aims to reorient literary and historical interpretations by looking at the diverse and often surprising roles which publishers, printers, readers, governments and censors can play in the creation of textual culture." The first book to examine Ireland's bibliographical heritage in the twentieth century. The Irish Book in the Twentieth Century will appeal to any reader with general or specific interests in Ireland's cultural and literary history through a century which has seen two literary revivals, the Literary Revival of the 1900s, and the 'Northern Revival' of more recent decades.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716527800
  • Publisher: Irish Academic Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 211
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Creating an audience : innovation and reception in Irish language publishing, 1880-1920 5
2 The book in the Irish arts and crafts movement 16
3 'Yogibogeybox in Dawson chambers' : the beginnings of Maunsel and company 36
4 Early science and learned publication 47
5 Salome : a text unveiled 57
6 From the pointed ones to the bones : Beckett's early poems 68
7 Irish censorship : some uncomfortable revisions 84
8 Blacklists and redemptions : the publishing history of Francis Stuart 89
9 Thomas Kinsella and the Peppercanister Press 102
10 A poet's journey home : the making of Michael Longley's No Continuing City (1969) 116
11 'Snipping lyric leaves off the old narrative boughs' : Seamus Heaney and the book as expressive form 132
12 Light enough and time : Derek Mahon and the literary marketplace 143
13 Blackstaff press : publishing 'a local row' 153
14 The world of Irish University Press 157
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