By Hand

ISBN-10: 0521855403

ISBN-13: 9780521855402

Derek Hand's A heritage of the Irish Novel is a huge paintings of feedback on a few of the maximum and such a lot globally recognisable writers of the radical shape. Writers comparable to Laurence Sterne, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett and John McGahern have verified the intense highbrow diversity, thematic complexity and stylistic innovation of Irish fiction. Derek Hand presents a remarkably specific photograph of the Irish novel's emergence within the 17th and eighteenth centuries. He indicates the tale of the style is the tale of Ireland's stricken courting to modernisation. the 1st severe synthesis of the Irish novel from the 17th century to the current day, this can be a significant publication for the sector, and the 1st to thematically, theoretically and contextually chart its improvement. it truly is a vital, exciting and hugely unique advisor to the historical past of the Irish novel.

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