|Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Stephen G. Butler, associate editor of New York Irish History, teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Audience of Some Importance 1
Chapter 1 "Speranza's Son": Irish America Dismisses Oscar Wilde, 1882 14
Chapter 2 The Celt in Irish America: William Butler Yeats's Mission to the New Island, 1887-1904 34
Chapter 3 "No End of a Row": The National Theatre in the Shadow of Synge, 1903-1909 58
Chapter 4 "Weary of Misrepresentation": Reconsidering the Abbey Playwrights in Irish America, 1911-1913 68
Chapter 5 Meet The New Gossoon, Same as the Old Gossoon: The Abbey Playwrights in Irish America, 1931-1939 108
Chapter 6 Through a Bowl of Bitter Tears, Darkly: James Joyce and the Amerirish, 1917-1962 121
Chapter 7 Receptions of an Irish Rebel: Brendan Behan in Irish America, 1960-1964 147
What People are Saying About This
Butler does a particularly thorough job of examining how Irish America responded to Irish writers and their works, with writing that is relaxed, clear, and detailed.
Butler's book contains a wealth of valuable archival materials and a compelling exploration of how golden-age Irish literature and drama circulated in the United States. There are many surprising discoveries within its pages.