The Irish Writer and the World: Contents

  title={The Irish Writer and the World: Contents},
  author={Declan Kiberd},
The Irish Writer and the World is a major new book by one of Ireland’s most prominent scholars and cultural commentators. Declan Kiberd, author of the award-winning Irish Classics and Inventing Ireland, here synthesises the themes that have occupied him throughout his career as a leading critic of Irish literature and culture. Kiberd argues that political conflict between Ireland and England ultimately resulted in cultural confluence and that writing in the Irish language was hugely influenced… 
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