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Foster, R. F. (Robert Fitzroy) 1949-

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W.B. Yeats : a life by R. F Foster( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first authorized biography of W.B. Yeats for over fifty years, Roy Foster brings new light to one of the most complex and fascinating lives of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Working from a great archive of personal and contemporary material, he dramatically alters traditional perceptions to illuminate the poet's family history, relationships, politics and art. The search for supernatural wisdom forms a constant thread, traced through Yeats' occult notebooks and closely related to the insecurities of his personal life. The Apprentice Mage charts the growth of a poet's mind and of an astonishing personality, both of which were instrumental in the formation of a new and radicalized Irish nationalist identity
The Irish story : telling tales and making it up in Ireland by R. F Foster( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century."--Jacket
Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 by R. F Foster( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Ireland from 1600 through 1972, examining its social, cultural, economic, and political factors
The Oxford illustrated history of Ireland by R. F Foster( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Ireland from prehistoric times to the present. Includes 200 illustrations
Luck and the Irish : a brief history of change from 1970 by R. F Foster( )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Has there really been an economic miracle? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the power of the Catholic Church really crumbled? Focusing largely on contemporary events, living people, current controversies, and popular culture, Luck and the Irish explores these questions and raises other provocative questions of its own. Foster looks at the astonishing volte-face undertaken by Sinn Fein, eventually taking office in a state they had once fought to destroy. He describes how Catholicism, once the bedrock of Irish identity, has been decisively compromised, as evidenced by the exploitation and abuse scandals and the drastic decline in devotions. At the same time, the position of women in Irish society has been transformed, with the growth of feminism, a revolution in sexual attitudes, far more women in the work force, the ascendancy of President Mary Robinson, and the movement of women to front-rank Cabinet posts - all of which have put the position of Irish women ahead of that in many European nations." "Everyone curious about the recent past, the burgeoning present, and the unclear future of Ireland will want to read this book."--Jacket
Lord Randolph Churchill, a political life by R. F Foster( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill PC (13 February 1849? 24 January 1895) was a British statesman. He was the third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, and his wife, Lady Frances Vane. He was the father of Winston Churchill, the future wartime Prime Minister, who wrote his father's first major biography."--Wikipedia
The Oxford history of Ireland( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... Over 2000 years of Irish history, from pre-Christian times to the present-day Troubles."--Back cover
Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by R. F Foster( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A masterful history of Ireland's Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation. On Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels poured into Dublin's streets to proclaim an independent republic. Ireland's long struggle for self-government had suddenly become a radical and bloody fight for independence from Great Britain. Irish nationalists mounted a week-long insurrection, occupying public buildings and creating mayhem before the British army regained control. The Easter Rising provided the spark for the Irish revolution, a turning point in the violent history of Irish independence. In this highly original history, acclaimed scholar R.F. Foster explores the human dimension of this pivotal event. He focuses on the ordinary men and women, Yeats's 'vivid faces, ' who rose 'from counter or desk among grey / Eighteenth-century houses' and took to the streets. A generation made, not born, they rejected the inherited ways of the Church, their bourgeois families, and British rule. They found inspiration in the ideals of socialism and feminism, in new approaches to love, art, and belief. Drawing on fresh sources, including personal letters and diaries, Foster summons his characters to life. We meet Rosamond Jacob, who escaped provincial Waterford for bustling Dublin. On a jaunt through the city she might visit a modern art gallery, buy cigarettes, or read a radical feminist newspaper. She could practice the Irish language, attend a lecture on Freud, or flirt with a man who would later be executed for his radical activity. These became the roots of a rich life of activism in Irish and women's causes. Vivid Faces shows how Rosamond and her peers were galvanized to action by a vertiginous sense of transformation: as one confided to his diary, 'I am changing and things around me change.' Politics had fused with the intimacies of love and belief, making the Rising an event not only of the streets but also of the hearts and minds of a generation"--Publisher's website
Charles Stewart Parnell : the man and his family by R. F Foster( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Stewart Parnell[1] (27 June 1846? 6 October 1891) was an Irish landlord, nationalist political leader, land reform agitator, and the founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. He was one of the most important figures in 19th century Great Britain and Ireland, and was described by Prime Minister William Gladstone as the most remarkable person he had ever met."--Wikipedia
1916, the Irish rebellion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory, with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish State and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British Empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world
Words alone : Yeats and his inheritances by R. F Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W.B. Yeats is usually seen as a great innovator whose extraordinary imagination transformed modern Irish literature, making a decisive break with the past. But what made him the remarkable writer he was? In this book, drawn from the 2009 Clark Lectures, Yeats's prize-winning biographer R.F. Foster returns to the rich seed-bed of nineteenth-century Irish literature to reveal the influences that shaped the poet's unique and powerful voice: romantic history of the Young Ireland movement, the occult and supernatural novels of Sheridan LeFanu, William Carleton's 'peasant fictions', fairy-lore, and folktale collections. The young Yeats consciously mined these traditions and was, Foster shows, an inheritor as much as an inventor."--Jacket
Paddy and Mr. Punch : connections in Irish and English history by R. F Foster( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last essay, 'Marginal Men and Micks on the Make', is a wide-ranging discussion of the uses of exile, both to and from Ireland
W.B. Yeats : a life. 2, the arch-poet, 1915-1939 by R. F Foster( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume in R.F. Foster's biography of W.B. Yeats covers the second half of his life, taking in his controversial political involvements, continued supernatural experiments, his extraordinary marriage, a series of love affairs and the writing of his greatest poetry
The Apprentice mage 1865-1914 by R. F Foster( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Ierse dichter en toneelschrijver (1865-1939) geschreven door een historicus die veelvuldig gebruik maakte van archiefmateriaal
William Orpen : politics, sex & death by Robert Upstone( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great British artists of the first quarter of the twentieth century, Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) is an example of an artist who, despite his career as a highly successful portrait painter, remains something of an outsider. Although Orpen is represented in many public collections in the UK, Ireland and the USA, his work does not fit easily into the conventional moulds of art history." "This illustrated monograph portrays an artist who, at the time of his death, was probably the best-known painter in Britain. The book reveals the full variety of Orpen's work, from his revitalization of the nude and his conversation pieces to his extraordinary allegories and war paintings, and analyses the series of self-portraits that are a particular feature of his oeuvre."--Jacket
Uncertain futures : essays about the Irish past, for Roy Foster by Senia Pašeta( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume has been produced to mark the retirement of Roy Foster from the Carroll Professorship of Irish history at the University of Oxford, and to mark his extraordinary career as a historian, literary critic, and public intellectual. It consists of twenty three essays contributed by many of the leading historians of modern Ireland, including scholars whose work has influenced Roy Foster's own research, leading Irish historians who have influenced and have been influenced by Foster, and younger scholars who were supervised and/or mentored by Roy and whose work he greatly admires. Essays chart Foster's career while reflecting on developments in the field of Irish history writing, teaching, and research since the 1970s. Focussing on the history of Ireland since 1800, these essays cover a wide spectrum of topics and ideas including aspects of the Irish land question, generational and intellectual tensions, political biography, and social and cultural change"--Publisher description
The sub-prefect should have held his tongue, and other essays by Hubert Butler( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about an old woman lying in her bed remembering her past as the vivid present. This publication is a tie-in with the premier of this new play at the Royal National Theatre, London
The heat of the day by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bowen's imaginative interpretation of the effect of war on the manners, morals and emotions of those not directly engaged in the fighting is drawn from an uncannily poignant recall of the wartime London scene
'Conquering England' : Ireland in Victorian London by Fintan Cullen( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1800 'Union' of Britain and Ireland engaged the two countries in a relationship that was contentious and contradictory, but also enlarged the creative arena for talented personalities in literature, politics and the visual arts. This book explores how London attracted not only Wilde, Yeats and Shaw, but also theatrical impresario Bram Stoker, history painter Daniel Maclise, charismatic politician Charles Stewart Parnell, fearless writer Lady Morgan and colourful journalist T. P. O'Connor among many others." "Through focusing on the visual representation of the Irish, the diversity of these influential individuals and the changing perspectives on Ireland that developed during the second half of the nineteenth century are revealed."--BOOK JACKET
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W.B. Yeats : a life W.B. Yeats : a life. 2, the arch-poet, 1915-1939
The Irish story : telling tales and making it up in IrelandModern Ireland, 1600-1972The Oxford illustrated history of IrelandLuck and the Irish : a brief history of change from 1970The Oxford history of IrelandWords alone : Yeats and his inheritancesPaddy and Mr. Punch : connections in Irish and English historyW.B. Yeats : a life. 2, the arch-poet, 1915-1939
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Fitzroy Foster, Robert 1949-

Foster R. F.

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Foster Robert Fitzroy

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R. F. Foster historiador irlandés

R. F. Foster historicus uit Ierland

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