About this title: This anthology provides a commanding view of Irish writing over the past 1500 years and defines the range and quality of this distinctive literature. Poetry, drama and fiction as well as political, historical and philosophical discourse are represented in both languages - Irish (with translations) and English. Each of the 41 sections of the anthology is accompanied by detailed introductory essays and notes. Volume I spans the period from the sixth to the mid-nineteenth century and Volumes II and II from 1850 to the present day.
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