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The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

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posted on 30.09.2015 by Clare Hutton
Volume V: The Irish Book in English 1891-2000 charts that heritage from the beginnings of the Literary Revival in the 1890s to the end of the twentieth century. Part One consists of general survey chapters which examine developments in the cultures of Irish reading and publishing during the twentieth century. These chapters cover four specific periods, divided as follows: 1891-1921 covering the Literary Revival, and the often turbulent developments which led to the partition of the island; 1922-1939 looking at the social, economic and political machinations of print culture amidst an atmosphere of intense cultural conservatism, and during the so called economic 'war'; 1939-1969 examining the difficulties which Irish publishers continued to face, as well as the popular trends of reading 'Westerns'; 1969-2000 looking at the renewal of the Irish publishing industry, and the growth of cultural self-confidence which came about as literary censorship receded into the past. Part Two examines some of the thematic issues raised in these survey chapters, including the financial and market factors governing the Irish book trade; the concerns of Irish regional publishing; the creation and reception of Irish books in the US and Australia; censorship; the Irish book in the informatics age; and publishing for Catholic Ireland. Part Three is concerned with assessing the specific achievements of some of Ireland's most culturally significant publishing houses, and includes chapters on Gill and Macmillan; the Cuala Press; Maunsel and Company; the Dolmen Press; the Gallery Press and Blackstaff Press. This section also includes chapters on two British firms which have done much to support Irish writers: Macmillan and Faber. The book concludes with a bibliographical chapter outlining 'Sources for Irish Book History, 1891-2000'.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • English and Drama

Published in

The Oxford History of the Irish Book

Volume

5

Pages

1 - 747

Citation

HUTTON, C. (ed.) and WALSH, P. (co-ed.) The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 747pp.

Publisher

Oxford University Press © Clare Hutton and Patrick Walsh

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Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

Closed access. This is an edited book published by Oxford University Press, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199249114.do and the introductory chapter is available on the repository at: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18906

ISBN

9780199249114

Language

en

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