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Bearing Witness: Essays on Anglo-Irish Literature Augustine Martin

Bearing Witness: Essays on Anglo-Irish Literature

Augustine Martin

Published March 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781900621014
Hardcover
260 pages
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Augustine Martins (1935-1995) reputation as one of Irelands leading scholars of his countrys literature has grown tremendously over the more than three decades he has been writing and lecturing. The twenty-one essays selected for this volume are aMoreAugustine Martins (1935-1995) reputation as one of Irelands leading scholars of his countrys literature has grown tremendously over the more than three decades he has been writing and lecturing. The twenty-one essays selected for this volume are a lucid and eloquent testimony to his gifts as a communicator.They treat a wide range of modern Irish writers, from the major figures -- Yeats, Joyce, Synge -- to such contemporary figures as Mary Lavin, Brendan Kennelly, and Eavan Boland, to those writers whose careers Martin is able to revitalize with his informed critical assessments -- Austin Clarke, Francis Stuart, Mary OBrien. Throughout, his critics obligation to the writer is balanced with a respect for the reader.