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  • The Irish Storyby R. F Foster

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    This engaging collection of 12 essays challenges what the author calls the penchant of the Irish to use overly simplistic techniques, such as nostalgia and cliche, as a means of understanding their history. Skewering Ireland's writers, historians and its popular culture alike, Foster, a history professor at Oxford and a biographer of W.B. Yeats, takes... more...

  • Luck and the Irishby R. F. Foster

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99

    Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians, the author of the much acclaimed two-volume biography of Yeats as well as the definitive history Modern Ireland, which has been hailed as "dazzling" (New York Times Book Review) and "elegant, erudite, wise, witty" (Irish Times). Now, this brilliant writer offers a "short... more...

  • The Irish Storyby R F Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available

    Each of Foster's books has generated vigorous discussion, but in THE IRISH STORY he breaks fresh ground even by his own standards. Driven by his sense of the seriousness of history and a fascination with those who distort it, THE IRISH STORY examines how key facets of Ireland's past have been tampered with to serve a multiplicity of purposes. ... more...

  • Words Aloneby R. F. Foster

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    W. B. Yeats is usually seen as a great innovator who put his stamp so decisively on modern Irish literature that most of his successors worked in his shadow. R. F. Foster's eloquent and authoritative book weaves together literature and history to present an alternative perspective. By returning to the rich seed-bed of nineteenth-century Irish writing,... more...

  • Luck and the Irishby R. F. Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    From 1970, things were changing in Ireland ? the Celtic Tiger had finally woken, and the rules for everything from gender roles and religion to international relations were being entirely rewritten. Luck and the Irish examines how the country has weathered these last thirty years of change, and what these changes may mean in the long run.... more...

  • Vivid Facesby R F Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A searing cultural history of the remarkable generation who transformed Ireland, from R. F. Foster Vivid Faces surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. Determined to reconstruct the world and defining themselves against... more...

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