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A Short History of Irish Literature

(1986)
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Seamus Deane, one of Ireland's most important critics, assesses here the place of literature in "a colonial or neo-colonial culture like ours, where the naming of the territory has always been ... a politically charged act". The force of Deane's A Short History of Irish Literature derives precisely from his naming of the territory. With insight, erudition, and a razor-keen style, he locates Irish writers within the island's traumatic history. His aim is to show how literature has been inescapably allied with historical interpretation and with political allegiance.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Short History of Irish Literature
Author(s): Seamus Deane
ISBN: 0-09-161360-4 / 978-0-09-161360-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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January 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Short History of Irish Literature
Author(s): Seamus Deane
ISBN: 0-268-01723-9 / 978-0-268-01723-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
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Paperback Editions

July 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Short History of Irish Literature
Author(s): Seamus Deane
ISBN: 0-268-01751-4 / 978-0-268-01751-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
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March 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Short History of Irish Literature
Author(s): Seamus Deane
ISBN: 0-09-161361-2 / 978-0-09-161361-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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