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Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

John Wilson Foster


Studies of Irish fiction are still scanty in contrast to studies of Irish poetry and drama. This book attempts to fill a large critical vacancy and surveys popular and minor fiction (mainly novels) published between 1890 and 1922, a crucial period in Irish cultural and political history. Since the bulk of these sixty-odd writers have never been written about — certainly beyond brief mentions — the book opens up for further exploration a literary landscape, hitherto neglected, perhaps even unsuspected. This new landscape should alter the familiar perspectives on Irish literature of the period, ... More

Keywords: Irish fiction, Irish poetry, Irish drama, Mrs J. H. Riddell, B. M. Croker, M. E. Francis, Sarah Grand, Katharine Tynan, Ella MacMahon, Katherine Cecil Thurston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Wilson Foster, author
Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia