The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It up in Ireland

The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It up in Ireland

by R. F. Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195168879

ISBN-13: 9780195168877

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland/HEAD>

In this opinionated, entertaining book Roy Foster examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. He provides an unsparing view of the way Irish history is manipulated for political ends and how Irish misfortunes are

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The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland/HEAD>

In this opinionated, entertaining book Roy Foster examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. He provides an unsparing view of the way Irish history is manipulated for political ends and how Irish misfortunes are sentimentalized and packaged. Foster offers incisive readings of writers from Standish O'Grady to Trollope and Bowen and bitingly critiques the memoirs of Gerry Adams and Frank McCourt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195168877
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.97(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.59(d)

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