The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction / Edition 2

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Winner of the American Conference for Irish Studies Prize for Literary Criticism The Irish Voice in America surveys the fiction written by the Irish in America over the past two hundred and fifty years. For this second edition, Fanning has added a chapter that covers the fiction of the past decade. He argues that contemporary writers continue to draw on Ireland as a source and are important chroniclers of the modern American experience.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Fanning's admirable work is a welcome addition to ethnic studies…. His material is revealing, his insights are informed, his scholarship points to possibilities." — American Literature

"A vastly impressive survey of Irish American fiction ranging from the 1760s broadsides of Lawrence Sweeney down all the years to Alice McDermott's novel Charming Billy (1998)." — American Literature

"A book indispensable to anyone pursuing the Irish-American genre." — Boston Irish Reporter

"The most important book yet published in Irish-American studies…. A magnificent blend of long and diligent research, excellent organization, careful though and judgment, and beautiful writing." — Lawrence J. McCaffrey, Irish Literary Supplement

"An accessible yet erudite, largely even-handed, extraordinarily well-written study." — MELUS

"Fanning is best at analyzing the combination of passion and reticence that seems to be characteristically Irish." — Philadelphia Inquirer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813109701
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Series: Irish Literature, History, and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 527,642
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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