No Country for Old Men: Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature

Lyons, P. and O'Malley-Younger, A. (Eds.) (2009) No Country for Old Men: Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature. Series: Reimagining Ireland. Peter Lang: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9783039118410

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Abstract

Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland's story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions. These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.

Item Type:Edited Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lyons, Mr Paddy
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College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISBN:9783039118410
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