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Ireland and Scotland

Literature and Culture, State and Nation, 1966-2000

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Ireland and Scotland by Ray Ryan
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While political connections between Ireland and Scotland have been vigorously promoted in recent years, Ray Ryan presents the first sustained, comparative study of literature and culture from both sites. Ryan's focus is on the Irish state and the Scottish nation. How does literature from the Republic create the cultural shape and personality of the Irish state? Through comparison with Scotland, a stateless nation, Ryan argues that crucial themes in Irish culture emerge with new force and clarity: themes such as Republicanism and colonialism, the city and rural divide, and the partition of the island into separate 'southern' and 'northern' spheres. Analysing a broad range of Irish and Scottish literary texts, Ryan shifts attention from the traditionally defined canon of Irish culture, and establishes the relevance of Scotland for any future discussion of Irish cultural contexts. Offering a radical intervention across a range of disciplines, this book is essential reading for all those working on Ireland, on Scotland, and on contemporary English and British culture.

Author Biography

Ray Ryan is editor of Bullan: An Irish Studies Journal, of Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics 1949-1999 (2000) and co-editor of Ireland and Scotland: Culture and Society 1700-2000. (forthcoming).
Release date NZ
February 7th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
344
Dimensions
144x224x22
ISBN-13
9780198187769
Product ID
1859537

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