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Irish Literature

Our Irish Literature titles cover writers such as W. B. Yeats, Elizabeth Dickinson West, and Edward Dowdon. Click on a book title or picture for descriptions and purchasing information.

The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists, by Matthew Reznicek
Reznicek cover chosenThis book examines the city's place in the imagination of Irish women writers in the long nineteenth century. By reasserting the centrality of Paris, this book draws connections between Irish and European writers, expanding the map of Irish Studies.


Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult, edited by Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann
yeats,philosophy,the occultYeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of thought, where philosophy, mysticism, and the supernatural blend.


Rewriting The Hour-Glass A Play Written in Prose and Verse Versions by W. B. Yeats, edited by Wayne K. Chapman
Rewriting-the-Hour-Glass-scannedRewriting The Hour-Glass offers a new approach to the display and delineation of texts, visual aids, and published variants and presents for the first time a complete array of amendments that Yeats made in copies of the relevant editions that he had at hand.


W. B. Yeats’s A Vision: Explications and Contexts, edited by Neil Mann, Matthew Gibson, and Claire Nally
vision-300x449W. B. Yeats's "A Vision": Explications and Contexts is the first volume of essays devoted to A Vision and the associated system developed by W. B. Yeats and his wife, George.


Writing Modern Ireland, edited by Catherine E. Paul
Writing-Modern-Ireland-scannedWriting Modern Ireland examines the complex literary manifestations of Ireland and Irishness from the turn of the twentieth century to very recently. Together with examinations of the nation, the collected essays consider Irish identities that may be sexual, racial, regional, gendered, disabled and able-bodied, traumatized and in the process of healing.


Verses 1856–1884: A Critical Edition, by Elizabeth Dickinson West, edited by Wayne K. Chapman
west-verses-300x491This edition is the only one that gathers in one place all of West's original poems, including some manuscript versions of published and unpublished work.


Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry, edited by Wayne K. Chapman
dowdenThis volume reintroduces Edward Dowden, a significant poet of the nineteenth century, to a modern audience which has forgotten, probably, that this distinguished Irish authority on Shakespeare, Goethe and Shelley thought of himself as a poet first.


The W. B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-Title Catalog, by Wayne Chapman
This online catalog accounts for every publication that has been identified as part of the W. B. Yeats Library, which, since the death of Anne Yeats in 2001, has become a distinct part of the National Library of Ireland.


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