The Cold of May Day Monday: An Approach to Irish Literary History

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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of ...

The Cold of May Day Monday: An Approach to Irish Literary History 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199686841

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