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The Resource The harp re-strung : the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism, Mary Helen Thuente

The harp re-strung : the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism, Mary Helen Thuente

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The harp re-strung : the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism
Title
The harp re-strung
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the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism
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Mary Helen Thuente
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Mary Helen Thuente pushes the clock back, some fifty years, as she demonstrates in The Harp Re-strung that Irish Literary nationalism actually began in the 1790s, with the United Irish movement, rather than in the 1840s, as has been generally accepted." "By reevaluating the writings associated with the United Irish movement, especially the works of Thomas Moore and the Young Ireland writers, their context within the culture, and their impact on subsequent Irish nationalistic writing, Thuente establishes that the movement played a pivotal role in the development of Irish literary nationalism. She provides a rich balance in her treatment of elite and popular cultures, salvages information previously ignored by critics, and invites readers to look anew at the history and propaganda of the movement." "The United Irishmen began as a club of parliamentary reformers in Belfast in 1791. Influenced by the French Revolution and related movements, these sons of the Enlightenment became ever more radical. Within five or six years, what had been a small club of intellectuals and political agitators resulted in a mass movement that was committed to overthrowing British rule in Ireland." "The conventional view of this group overlooks their literary contributions and thus the full significance of their cause. Thuente seeks to recover both the writings associated with the United Irishmen and the cultural contexts to their movement to demonstrate that the literary contribution was as significant as their political effect." "By making available to scholars an impressive array of little-known material, the author calls for a reassessment of the origins of Irish national literature."--Jacket
  • "Mary Helen Thuente pushes the clock back, some fifty years, as she demonstrates in The Harp Re-strung that Irish Literary nationalism actually began in the 1790s, with the United Irish movement, rather than in the 1840s, as has been generally accepted." "By reevaluating the writings associated with the United Irish movement, especially the works of Thomas Moore and the Young Ireland writers, their context within the culture, and their impact on subsequent Irish nationalistic writing, Thuente establishes that the movement played a pivotal role in the development of Irish literary nationalism. She provides a rich balance in her treatment of elite and popular cultures, salvages information previously ignored by critics, and invites readers to look anew at the history and propaganda of the movement." "The United Irishmen began as a club of parliamentary reformers in Belfast in 1791. Influenced by the French Revolution and related movements, these sons of the Enlightenment became ever more radical. Within five or six years, what had been a small club of intellectuals and political agitators resulted in a mass movement that was committed to overthrowing British rule in Ireland." "The conventional view of this group overlooks their literary contributions and thus the full significance of their cause. Thuente seeks to recover both the writings associated with the United Irishmen and the cultural contexts to their movement to demonstrate that the literary contribution was as significant as their political effect." "By making available to scholars an impressive array of little-known material, the author calls for a reassessment of the origins of Irish national literature."--BOOK JACKET
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Thuente, Mary Helen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Irish studies
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  • United Irishmen
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism in literature
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The harp re-strung : the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism, Mary Helen Thuente
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28965546
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780815626169
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1594282
Label
The harp re-strung : the United Irishmen and the rise of Irish literary nationalism, Mary Helen Thuente
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28965546
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780815626169
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1594282

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