Young Irelands: Studies in Childrens Literature Mary Shine Thompson

ISBN: 9781846821417

Published: December 30th 2010

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208 pages


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Young Irelands: Studies in Childrens Literature  by  Mary Shine Thompson

Young Irelands: Studies in Childrens Literature by Mary Shine Thompson
December 30th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9781846821417 | 4.13 Mb

The essays in this book - the fourth in the Studies in Childrens Literature series - examine how various texts read by children since the 18th century reflect concepts of Irish national and/or imperial identity, and how they resist the empire andMoreThe essays in this book - the fourth in the Studies in Childrens Literature series - examine how various texts read by children since the 18th century reflect concepts of Irish national and/or imperial identity, and how they resist the empire and the nations normative concepts.

They also explore how non-Irish readers receive Irish childrens books. The books subject matter ranges from works by Jonathan Swift and Maria Edgeworth and the revivalist texts of the Tain to the translation of contemporary fiction and the reception of Padraic Colums work in the United States.

The book examines the resistant works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, Arthur Mees Childrens Encyclopedia, and the periodicals of Na Fianna and Our Boys. The book also addresses aspects of national identity in 20th-century and contemporary fiction. (Series: Studies in Childrens Literature) *** Overall, this is an important collection of essays, which highlights the complexities of Irelands identity...

Most importantly, it manages to fill gaps in recent criticism of Irish childrens literature, particularly in relation to writings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. - Irish Literary Supplement, Vol. 33, No. 1, Fall 2013



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