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Kiberd, Declan

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Most widely held works by Declan Kiberd
Inventing Ireland by Declan Kiberd( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as Ireland has produced many brilliant writers in the past century, so these writers have produced a new Ireland. In a book unprecedented in its scope and approach, Declan Kiberd offers a vivid account of the personalities and texts, English and Irish alike, that reinvented the country after centuries of colonialism. The result is a major literary history of modern Ireland, combining detailed and daring interpretations of literary masterpieces with assessments of the wider role of language, sport, clothing, politics, and philosophy in the Irish revival. Inventing Ireland restores to the Irish past a sense of openness that it once had and that has since been obscured by narrow-gauge nationalists and their polemical revisionist critics. In closing, Kiberd outlines an agenda for Irish studies in the next century and detects the signs of a second renaissance in the work of a new generation of authors and playwrights, from Brian Friel to the younger Dublin writers
Irish classics by Declan Kiberd( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One country, two languages, and a sequence of great artists in every generation. From the Gaelic bards to the Belfast Agreement, Irish writers have drawn equally on two traditions to heal the rifts of their land." "A celebration of the enduring Irish classics, this book by one of their most eloquent and adept readers offers an unusually brilliant and accessible survey of the greatest works since 1600 in Gaelic and English. Together, they have shaped one of the world's most original literary cultures."--Jacket
Ulysses and us : the art of everyday life in Joyce's masterpiece by Declan Kiberd( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lessons that modern readers can draw from Joyce's classic work, revealing how "Ulysses" presents a vision of a more tolerant and decent society in which the seemingly banal hero, Leopold Bloom, represents ordinary wisdom that can offer a model for living
Men and feminism in modern literature by Declan Kiberd( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepting the contention of feminists that the New Woman is here to stay, Declan Kibertd asks what kind of man will emerge as a response to the challenge which she poses. Although he finds some answers in the contemporary literature of women's liberation, it is perhaps surprisingly the leading male writers of the period 1890 to 1920 who provide more answers about the New Man. The problem faced by these writers was acute--how to create a woman who was both imperious and admirable, a man who was at once passive and exemplary. The boyish girls of Shakespeare's comedies had been unfailingly charming, but his womanly men had been exposed as public failures or moral weaklings. By the late nineteenth century, the passive male was a hero of Arnold and Tennyson, but the manly woman had come to be seen as a dark destroyer. Separate chapters are devoted to the work of Strindberg, Ibsen and Hardy, three men who charted the rise of the New Woman, but the main section of the book traces the emergence of the New Man in the writings of Yeats, Lawrence and Joyce. These three authors have been repeatedly denounced by contemporary feminists, but are here shown to have been sexual radicals whose advanced ideas permeate the tracts of their most ardent detractors. Dominant themes include the pleasures and perils of androgyny, the problem of narcissism, the danger of encouraging an excessive sense of sexual difference, the vice of specialization, and the place of the radical will in the modern world. Wider cultural developments in the fields of psychology, advertising, clothing and fashion are also treated. The final chapter demonstrates how, after the 1920s, the ideas of these six men slowly passed into the popular culture, until they were reformulated on a more theoretical basis by today's feminists. This thought-provoking book will be of interest not only to students of literature, but also to anyone concerned with questions which have arisen in the wake of the current feminist movement
Synge and the Irish language by Declan Kiberd( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish writer and the world by Declan Kiberd( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiberd argues, in this a collection of his work over 25 years, that political conflict between Ireland and England resulted in cultural confluence and that writing in the Irish language was hugely influenced by the English literary tradition. He also covers Anglo-Irish literature, the fate of the Irish language and the Celtic Tiger
Ulysses by James Joyce( Book )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of several lower class citizens of Dublin describes their activities and tells what some of them were thinking one day in 1904
1916, the Irish rebellion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Myth and History Rhyme: Deals with the surrender and subsequent executions of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion and the fundamental changes arising from these events including an analysis of the legacy of the 1916 Irish Rebellion
An crann faoi bhláth = The flowering tree : contemporary Irish poetry with verse translations by Declan Kiberd( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Máirtín Ó Direáin, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Eoghan Ó Tuairisc, Tomás Tóibín, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Breandán Ó Beacháin (Brendan Behan), Eithne Strong, Seán Ó Tuama, Pearse Hutchinson, Biddy Jenkinson, Muiris Ó Ríordáin, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Art Ó Maolfabhail, Conleth Ellis, Tomás Mac Síomóin, Mícheál Ó hAirtnéide (Michael Hartnett), Caitlín Maude, Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Mícheál Ó Siadhail, Aogán Ó Muircheartaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Deaglán Collinge, Michael Davitt, Liam Ó Muirthile, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, and Colm Breathnach
Ulysses and us : the art of everyday living by Declan Kiberd( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lessons that modern readers can draw from Joyce's classic work, revealing how "Ulysses" presents a vision of a more tolerant and decent society in which the seemingly banal hero, Leopold Bloom, represents ordinary wisdom that can offer a model for living
Multi-culturalism : the view from the two Irelands by Edna Longley( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two of Ireland's most outspoken critics and cultural commentators, Edna Longley from the North and Declan Kiberd from the South, put forward views on the constrasting directions in which the two societies on the island are moving. Professor Longley asks whether Northerners will increasingly identify with Northern Ireland as a shared point of reference. Will they develop a more flexible sense of their relations with the Republic and a post-devolution Britain? Professor Kiberd asks whether a newly prosperous and confident Republic is genuinely embracing multi-culturalism. Is it moving towards a post-nationalist society which commits its citizens to a truly pluralist vision? What does it mean to be Irish at the turn of the twenty-first century?"--Jacket
Handbook of the Irish Revival : an anthology of Irish cultural and political writings 1891-1922( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Irish Revival of 1891 to 1922 was an extraordinary era of literary achievement and political ferment. This period generated not only a remarkable crop of poets and writers but also a range of innovative political thinkers and activists. The contributors to this period exchanged ideas and opinions about what Ireland was and could become, yet much of this discourse remains out of print, some of these voices almost forgotten. Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922 collects for the first time many of the essays, articles, and letters by renowned figures such as James Joyce, Maud Gonne, W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, and J.M. Synge, among others. The anthology also contains pieces by less well-known individuals such as Stopford A. Brooke, Mary Colum, and Helena Molony. Many of the lesser known texts contextualize the social, political, and cultural lives, values, and aspirations of those involved in and on the periphery of the Revivalist movement. The introduction and commentary by Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews convey the ideas of a brilliant generation that, in spite of difficulty and demoralization, audaciously shaped a modern Ireland. Divided into sixteen sections covering issues as diverse as literature, religion, drama, education, women's rights, and the 1916 Rising, this is the ultimate reference book for anyone with an interest in Irish literature and history. "My hope is that in reading these pieces readers will be encouraged to go on to engage with the writers involved in more depth. What the editors have done is to have saved for us the evidence of some of the most sensitive, idealistic, often combative people of an extraordinary set of decades that ended a century of devastation and began a new century that presented both a promise and a set of conflicts whose consequences would endure into our own times."--Michael D. Higgins, The President of Ireland, from the book"--
The merchant of Venice by Declan Kiberd( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Ireland : writing the nation from Beckett to the present by Declan Kiberd( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland is suffering from a crisis of authority. Catholic Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken the Irish people's faith in their institutions and thrown the nation's struggle for independence into question. While Declan Kiberd explores how political failures and economic globalization have eroded Irish sovereignty, he also sees a way out of this crisis. After Ireland surveys thirty works by modern writers that speak to worrisome trends in Irish life and yet also imagine a renewed, more plural and open nation. After Dublin burned in 1916, Samuel Beckett feared "the birth of a nation might also seal its doom." In Waiting for Godot and a range of powerful works by other writers, Kiberd traces the development of an early warning system in Irish literature that portended social, cultural, and political decline. Edna O'Brien, Frank O'Connor, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Hartnett lamented the loss of the Irish language, Gaelic tradition, and rural life. Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Eavan Boland grappled with institutional corruption and the end of traditional Catholicism. These themes, though bleak, led to audacious experimentation, exemplified in the plays of Brian Friel and Tom Murphy and the novels of John Banville. Their achievements embody the defiance and resourcefulness of Ireland's founding spirit--and a strange kind of hope. After Ireland places these writers and others at the center of Ireland's ongoing fight for independence. In their diagnoses of Ireland's troubles, Irish artists preserve and extend a humane culture, planting the seeds of a sound moral economy.--
Anglo-Irish attitudes by Declan Kiberd( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish short story( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idir dhá chultúr by Declan Kiberd( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Irish and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Irish literature : sources and founders by Vivian Mercier( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Separate chapters analysing the work of writers including Bernard Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Joyce, and Beckett build to provide a fresh and timely picture of Irish literary tradition." "Informed by a wealth and diversity of scholarship, and written in a highly accessible style, the book stands as a memorial to the achievement of Vivian Mercier and as an important contribution to the study of Irish literature."--Jacket
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Declan Kiberd Irish writer and scholar.

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Irish classicsUlysses and us : the art of everyday life in Joyce's masterpieceThe Irish writer and the worldUlyssesUlysses and us : the art of everyday livingMulti-culturalism : the view from the two IrelandsModern Irish literature : sources and founders