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By Terence Brown

One in all Ireland's leading literary and cultural historians, Terence Brown's command of the highbrow and cultural currents operating throughout the Irish literary canon is moment to none, and he has been drastically influential in shaping the sphere of Irish stories. those essays replicate the major topics of Brown's unusual profession, so much crucially his serious engagement with the post-colonial version of Irish cultural and literary background at present dominant in Irish experiences. With essays on significant figures reminiscent of Yeats, MacNeice, Joyce and Beckett, in addition to modern authors together with Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon and Brian Friel, this quantity is an incredible contribution to scholarship, directing students and scholars to new methods to twentieth-century Irish cultural and literary background.

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