Definitions of Irishness in the `Library of Ireland' Literary Anthologies

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This detailed study explores the significance of the `Library of Ireland', a book series originated in the 1840s by the Young Irelanders Thomas Davis and Charles Gavan Duffy. Focusing on the literary anthologies and literary histories published in this series, the author demonstrates how they attempted to articulate a new national identity for Irish readers based on Young Ireland ideas. Despite the vast amount of scholarly work on Irish nationalism and literature, very little attention has hitherto been paid to the `Library ...

Definitions of Irishness in the `Library of Ireland' Literary Anthologies 2012, Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Pieterlen

ISBN-13: 9783034301947

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