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American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55
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American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Tara Stubbs

Abstract

American literature and Irish culture, 1910-1955: the politics of enchantment discusses how and why American modernist writers turned to Ireland at various stages during their careers. By placing events such as the Celtic Revival and the Easter Rising at the centre of the discussion, it shows how Irishness became a cultural determinant in the work of American modernists. Each chapter deals with a different source of influence, considering the impact of family, the Celtic Revival, rural mythmaking, nationalist politics and the work of W. B. Yeats on American modernists’ writings. It is the firs ... More

Keywords: transatlantic studies, American literature, Irish literature, modernism, influence, politics, W. B. Yeats, Celtic Revival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084331
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tara Stubbs, author