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  Irish Literature
Early Irish literature and the sagas relating to the pre-Christian period of Irish history abound with references to ogham writing, which was almost certainly of pagan origin, and which continued to be employed up to the Christianization of the island.
This patriotism of the Irish monks and this early cultivation of the vernacular are the more remarkable when we know that it is the very reverse of what took place throughout the rest of Europe, where the almost exclusive use of Latin by the Church was the principal means of destroying native and pagan tradition.
These, according to Irish historians, were a body of Irish janissaries maintained by the Irish kings for the purpose of guarding their coasts and fighting their battles, but they ended by fighting the king himself and were destroyed by the famous cath (or battle of) Gabhra (Gowra).
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/i/irish_literature.html   (13001 words)

  
 Irish Literature - MSN Encarta
Irish Literature, the oral and written literature of the people of Ireland, an island that today comprises the independent Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is politically part of the United Kingdom.
Irish literature is composed in the Irish and the English languages.
Irish literature reflects the bravado of Celtic heroes as well as the suffering and hardships the Irish people have experienced over the course of their history.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566508/Irish_Literature.html   (1351 words)

  
 Irish Literature - MSN Encarta
Irish poet Thomas Moore set his poems to traditional Irish airs in his Irish Melodies, which were published from 1808 to 1834.
The Irish Renaissance was spearheaded by the energy of its major figures: writers William Butler Yeats, Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory, and John Millington Synge.
Irish poetry in the first half of the 20th century was dominated by Yeats, whose early work drew inspiration from Irish mythology and folklore.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566508_3/Irish_Literature.html   (2901 words)

  
 Irish literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The generation of Irish poets that followed Yeats were, to simplify, divided between those who were influenced by his early Celtic style and those who followed such modernist figures as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, both of whom wrote poetry as well as their better known fiction and drama.
Although the documented history of Irish theatre began at least as early as 1601, the earliest Irish dramatists of note were William Congreve, one of the most interesting writers of Restoration comedies, and Oliver Goldsmith and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who were two of the most successful playwrights on the London stage in the 18th century.
However, it was in the last decade of the century that the Irish theatre finally came of age with the emergence of George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde and the establishment in Dublin in 1899 of the Irish Literary Theatre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_literature   (1294 words)

  
 Irish Literature - ninemsn Encarta
Irish Literature, literature written either in Gaelic (see Celtic Languages) or in English by writers of Irish birth who remain identified with Irish life and culture.
The beginnings of Irish literature in the English language coincided with a decline in the use of written and spoken Gaelic, which began about the end of the 18th century.
The earliest Irish-English literature was of two types: the pastoral, patriotic, convivial, and humorous verse written by anonymous poets of the people and including such well-known examples as “The Wearin' O' the Green” (1798), “The Boyne Water”, and “Irish Molly O”; and sophisticated verse written by known poets.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566508/Irish_Literature.html   (317 words)

  
 Master's Degree in Irish Literature & Culture - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At least 12 of these must be in Irish literature courses in the English Department, an additional 3 in an Irish Studies course offered by another University department, and at least 6 in Irish Language.
The Irish language is a central component in the study of Irish literature and culture.
Irish Studies MA students are eligible for all English Department scholarships and teaching fellowships.
www.bc.edu /centers/irish/studies/graduate/gadmis/malit   (696 words)

  
 Irish Literature - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Irish Literature, literature written either in Gaelic (Celtic Languages) or in English by writers of Irish birth who remain identified with Irish...
Gaelic Literature, literature, both oral and written, in the Gaelic languages of Ireland and Scotland.
Celtic Literature, literature of the Celts, written in the various Celtic languages: Breton, Cornish, Gaelic (which includes Irish and Scottish...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Irish_Literature.html   (130 words)

  
 Authors Irish World Literature Literature Arts
And isn?t at least one Irish quango the envy of the world...
Irish female authors join forces to write for women's charityTuam Herald, Ireland - Oct 26, 2006A NEW collection of 30 short stories featuring popular Irish authors like Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly, Marian Keyes and West of Ireland-linked Mary Hosty is now...
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www.iaswww.com /ODP/Arts/Literature/World_Literature/Irish/Authors   (300 words)

  
 Project: Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Irish literature reflects the spirit and history of the Irish people.
Some Irish literature was written in Gaelic in the early history of Ireland.
The purpose of this league was to reinstate Gaelic as the national language and to advocate interest in Irish literature and culture.
www.bergen.org /AAST/Projects/Countries/Ireland/lit.html   (743 words)

  
 Modern literature in Irish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Irish has been used as a literary language for more than a thousand years (see Irish literature), and in a form intelligible to contemporary speakers since at least the sixteenth century, modern Irish literature is thought to begin with the revival movement.
However, Keating's Irish was soon ousted by popular dialects especially championed by the priest and native speaker from the Coolea-Muskerry area, Peadar Ua Laoghaire, who in the 1890s published, in a serialised form, a folkloristic novel strongly influenced by the storytelling tradition of the Gaeltacht, Séadna.
Although his Irish was very much his native dialect – even in such contexts where a less dialectal style would have been appropriate – he was not afraid of enriching his Irish with constructed neologisms and loanwords from other dialects including Scottish Gaelic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_literature_in_Irish   (1256 words)

  
 IRISH VOICES
The Irish who came by the millions to U.S. cities in the 1800s faced prejudices that dismissed them as drinkers, brawlers, and illiterate liars.
It's thanks to Fanning--widely seen by literature and history scholars as the dean of Irish-American studies--that so much is known about this voice.
Fanning came to SIUC in 1993 to build an interdisciplinary program in Irish and Irish immigration studies drawing on strengths in several departments and on the top-notch Irish literature holdings at Morris Library's Special Collections.
www.siu.edu /~perspect/04_sp/irish.html   (1644 words)

  
 Medieval Irish Literature
The "non Nativists" argue that "early Irish literature as a whole is rooted in a coherent, far-reaching and flexible construct or senchus adapted, synthesized and modified by monastic men of letters from the Bible and other Latin writings in conjunction with vernacular traditions both oral, and increasingly, as time went on, written" (McCone, ix).
Professor McCone has posted a slightly revised version of his chapter "Prehistoric, Old and Middle Irish." The chapter is a brief history of the scholarly study of Celtic langauges, principally Irish.
This is a historical survey of Irish literature from the fifth through the twentieth century, though it concentrates on early literature.
www.digitalmedievalist.com /bibs/irishlit.html   (899 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Modern Irish Literature - Sources and Founders: Books: Vivian Mercier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Modern Irish Literature: Sources and Founders marks the culmination of the lifetime interest of the distinguished scholar Vivian Mercier (1919-89) in the influence of Gaelic literature on modern Irish writing.
Building on the insights developed in his classic The Irish Comic Tradition, in which he traced the continuity of attitudes and subjects of Irish writers from pre-Christian times to the present, Professor Mercier's focus here is on the research of nineteenth-century scholars which gave rise to the revival of Irish literature in English.
Informed by a wealth and diversity of scholarship, and written in a highly accessible style, this book stands as a memorial to the achievement of Vivian Mercier and as an important contribution to the study of Irish literature.
www.amazon.ca /Modern-Irish-Literature-Sources-Founders/dp/0198120745   (581 words)

  
 Irish Literature from Moytura's Irish Bookshop
Contemporary Irish Literature, Essays on Anglo-Irish Literature, Great Irish Writers and the works of James Joyce, Shaw and Beckett are all featured here in the Irish Literature section of Moytura's Irish Book Shop.
All the significant writers in Irish and English, from Adamnan, the seventh century author of the life of Colmcille, to comtemporary poets and novelists such as Seamus Heaney, Deirdre Madden, Colm Toibin and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill are gathered together in this great collection.
By using this service, you agree to be bound by the terms of use agreement.
www.moytura.com /irishbooks/literature2.htm   (935 words)

  
 Free Irish Literature Texts, etexts, ebooks, from famous Irish authors.Irish writing at its best.Short stories to read ...
Free Irish Literature Texts, etexts, ebooks, from famous Irish authors.Irish writing at its best.Short stories to read online.http://www.ireland-information.com,Information about ireland.
It is one of our aims to promote Irish literature as much as possible and that is why we are providing this great free service.
Clare and David--divided as children by a rigid social code that branded her as shanty Irish and him as gentry...brought together as adults by a desire that knew no class, no barriers, only the urgent hunger of two people destined to love--and ready to defy a world determined to keep them apart.
www.ireland-information.com /irishliterature.htm   (657 words)

  
 University of Delaware: IRISH LITERATURE
Special Collections collects Irish literature from the 1700s to the present, with strong representation of the Irish Literary Renaissance and later twentieth century authors.
Seán O'Faoláin (1900-1991) fought in the Irish Revolution from 1918-1921 and served as the director of publicity for the Irish Republican Army in 1923, during which time he began to write.
Papers of the noted American Irish literary scholar and authority on W.B. Yeats, including correspondence with and reference material about many of Ireland's foremost poets, writers, and publishers, as well as many scholars of Irish literature and theater.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/guides/irish.htm   (1654 words)

  
 Irish Books - Literature
When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly discovery — the perfectly preserved remains of a young woman with long red hair — Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin must team up to discover the redheaded girl’s story.
Drawing on a lifetime’s knowledge of Irish literature, the editor has selected memorable quotations from some of the finest Irish writers — Swift, Goldsmith, Synge, Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Pearse, Thomas Davis, Daniel Corkery, William Carleton and a host of lesser known figures ranging from the seventh century to the present.
Showcasing dazzling wit and remarkable insight in short stories that run the gamut from provocative to poignant, these Irish women will tug at your heartstrings and have you crying with laughter in no time.
www.irishongrand.com /products/120   (411 words)

  
 American, Canadian, Australian and Irish Literature: MIT Libraries
Outline of American Literature - a history of American literature from the Colonial period through the 1980s.
Language of the Land - Using maps and photographs from the collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition documents the connections between America's geography and its literature.
Library of Southern Literature - provides an overview of literature of the American South, a bibliography by the late Robert Bain, the full text of about 70 primary works, and a considerable amount of critical material.
libraries.mit.edu /guides/subjects/literature/american.html   (1180 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Humor in Irish Literature: A Reference Guide: Books: Don L. F. Nilsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
I freely admit that I learned a great deal from it....The book is a labor of love, a monumental achievement, that should well grace the shelves of all those with a serious interest in humor in Irish literature.
The tradition of telling jokes and stories in pubs resulted in the core of Irish-written literature, and many Irish short stories have the same narrative structure as the jokes on which they are based.
This reference is a comprehensive guide to humor in Irish literature from the 16th century to the present day.
www.amazon.com /Humor-Irish-Literature-Reference-Guide/dp/0313295514   (746 words)

  
 Ireland Literature Exchange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ireland Literature Exchange is the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, in English and Irish.
The purpose of the bursaries is to enable translators to spend a period of up to 4 weeks in Ireland working on a translation, meeting with authors, carrying out research in Irish libraries and generally immersing themselves in Irish idiom.
Ireland Literature Exchange/Idirmhalartán Litríocht Éireann (ILE) invites applications from literary translators from Brazil and Argentina who wish to spend a period of up to four consecutive weeks in Ireland during November 2006 – April 2007, working on the translation of a work of modern Irish literature.
www.irelandliterature.com   (796 words)

  
 Irish Literature from Moytura's Irish Bookshop
From the 1920s onwards, Irish literature has been the subject of much contention.
It is a period in which ideas of Ireland--people, community, and nation--and a distinct Irish identity have been challenged.
Focusing after the works of Yeats and Joyce, the author explores the exact definition of Irish literature and offers a far-reaching introduction to modern Irish writing.
www.moytura.com /irishbooks/literature1.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Read Ireland Book News - Irish Times Literature Prizes
In announcing the Literature Prizes in 1988, The Irish Times described the scheme as: "offering Irish writers, novelists as well as those in other categories, a new opportunity to work towards a prize which is comparable with that available to writers in other countries.
It recognises that Irish writing is not, and must not be, in any sense, insular.
* The Literature Prizes were originally jointly sponsored by the Irish Times and Aer Lingus from 1988 to 1992 and thereafter sponsored by the Irish Times.
www.readireland.ie /links/it.html   (394 words)

  
 European Literature - Electronic Texts
Dutch literature from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
Literatur im Netz and Literaturwelt have descriptive entries for contemporary literature published on the Web and for literary journals on the Web.
Medieval texts from Ireland in several languages and newer texts in Irish and English.
www.lib.virginia.edu /wess/etexts.html   (1093 words)

  
 IrishAbroad Literature
Known for his legendary Irish wit and as a dramatist, and raconteur
Bright and boisterous poet Patrick Kavanagh was born to a shoemaker and small farmer in County Monaghan
M. Synge was perhaps the greatest dramatist of the Irish Revival
www.irishabroad.com /culture/literature/writers   (154 words)

  
 Irish Trivia - Literature
This site has developed as a result of the fun quizzes (and the serious ones!) which have been held in the Irish Chat rooms by chatters from all parts of the globe with a common interest in all things Irish.
Many of the questions have a strong Irish flavour but there are questions of a general nature from other corners of the world.
Which Irish poet was killed at the Battle of Ypres in World War 1?
www.irishtrivia.com /literature.htm   (312 words)

  
 Irish Literature Bibliography
Summary: The story of two Irish girls, Kate, and Baba, who are sent to a convent school.
Summary: Set in the Irish Civil War, this is the story of a poor man who accepts money for "informing" on a friend.
Look in PALS for additional titles about Irish Literature in general or for specific authors or writers.
www.mtsu.edu /~vvesper/irish.html   (1305 words)

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