By Declan Kiberd

ISBN-10: 0511130589

ISBN-13: 9780511130588

ISBN-10: 0521841631

ISBN-13: 9780521841634

Declan Kiberd, writer of the award-winning Irish Classics and Inventing eire, argues that political clash among eire and England eventually led to cultural confluence--causing the English literary culture to vastly impression Irish language writing. carrying on with his exploration of the position of Irish politics and tradition in a decolonizing global, Kiberd covers Anglo-Irish literature, the destiny of the Irish language and the Celtic Tiger. This selection of Kiberd's paintings over twenty-five years demonstrates the extreme diversity, astuteness and wit that experience made him a defining voice in Irish reports and past.

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An art of fawning duplicity arose from this predicament. Businessmen acted the feckless brainless Irishman while making shrewd deals which outsmarted their English rivals, who took them at face value. Labourers doffed their caps to gentlemen and ritually intoned in Stage Irish dialect ‘Top of the mornin’ to you, sor’, while secretly gloating over the fact that ‘sor’ was an ancient Irish word for ‘bastard’. The Stage Irish mask could be donned at will and it had two distinct advantages. It permitted some form of rudimentary contact between the immigrant and the native English; but secondly, it called for only a circumscribed relationship which the Irishman could control and regulate at will.

He had carefully chosen his idioms from the speech of rural Ireland, especially from those areas where the Irish language was still flourishing and had conditioned the local brand of English. Synge’s work has often been interpreted as a study in Irish exaggeration, but in fact his plays and essays offer a sharp critique of excess. In an essay written as early as 1904, he rejected the braggadocio and feckless Stage Irishman of the past, but was no less critical of the anti-Stage Irishman of the present.

Perhaps at a time of worldwide homogenisation, Irish culture offered to many admirers overseas the consoling possibility that some traditional values might yet be preserved. The success of writers like Roddy Doyle and Seamus Heaney suggested that there was still a desire for a good story well told. It was in this rather upbeat mood, much enhanced by the conviction that the northern violence had been ended by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, that I wrote Irish Classics (2000), a celebration of the interaction of Gaelic and Anglo-Irish traditions across a wide range of literary masterpieces.

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