The language of Irish literature

by Loreto Todd

Publisher: St. Martin"s Press in New York

Written in English
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Places:

  • Ireland,
  • Ireland.

Subjects:

  • English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Irish literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Languages in contact -- Ireland.,
  • English language -- Ireland.,
  • Oral tradition -- Ireland.,
  • Irish language.,
  • Ireland -- Languages.

Edition Notes

StatementLoreto Todd.
SeriesThe Language of literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR8718 .T64 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2032278M
ISBN 100312028423
LC Control Number88007948

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The Language of Irish Literature is the first book on the market to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island. It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as by: Irish-language literature is treated separately under Celtic literature.

The hybridity of Irish literature in English. After the literatures of Greek and Latin, literature in Irish is the oldest literature in Europe, dating from the 4th or 5th century ce.

The Language of Irish Literature is the first book on the market to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island.

It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as English. What Languages Are Spoken In Ireland.

- The Language of Irish Literature | Loreto Todd (auth.) | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Although Irish has been used as a literary language for more than 1, years (see Irish literature), and modern literature in Irish dates – as in most European languages – to the 16th century, modern Irish literature owes much of its popularity to the 19th century Gaelic Revival cultural movement.

Writers in Irish have since produced some of the most interesting literature to come out of. The earliest written form of the Irish language is known to linguists as Primitive Irish. Primitive Irish is known only from fragments, mostly personal names, inscribed on stone in the Ogham alphabet.

The earliest of such inscriptions probably date from the 3rd or 4th century. Ogham inscriptions are found primarily in the south of Ireland as well as in Wales and Cornwall, where it was brought. Its breadth defies abbreviation, but the list below is as comprehensive an introduction to the history of Irish literature as can be managed in 11 writers.

Jonathan Swift () The invention of the relatively young genre of Irish fiction written in English is most often credited to the Trinity College Dublin graduate and cleric Jonathan Author: Grace Beard. The great sagas and myths were finally written down in a language spoken not only in Ireland but also in the Scottish highlands and islands and on the Isle of Man.

Later, Scots Gaelic developed its own distinct language and literature. (It is easier for contemporary speakers of Irish to understand Scots Gaelic than it is to understand Old Irish). The language of Irish literature.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: "The Language of Irish Literature" is the first book to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island.

It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as English. The Language of Irish Literature is the first book on the market to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island.

It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as : Loreto Todd. Irish literature - Irish literature - The Irishness of Anglo-Irish literature: Swift demonstrated no interest in the “barbarous” Irish language and, unlike Burke, no sympathy for poor Irish Roman Catholics.

Swift’s views were an expression of his own bifurcated vision of Irish writing. According to such a view, 18th-century Ireland produced two distinct literatures that never touched or.

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Topics include Irish bardic poetry, the contemporary Irish novel, medieval Irish prose-tales, Indo-European linguistics, comparative literature, language maintenance, socio-linguistics, and the Irish language in American Universities.

The Irish language, as the oldest vernacular literature in Northern and Western Europe, has produced a disproportionately large amount of world-renowned literary texts: “Táin Bó Cúailnge.

A novel that would undoubtedly be included on most 'Best Irish Novels of All Time' lists, John McGahern's opus documents the occupants of an Irish village across a year, nailing the. The vast and growing field of Irish Literature can be a puzzle even to those who have spent a lifetime studying literature.

Perhaps no literature/culture in the world is like that of Ireland. Consider the complexity of the Irish language and the English language and the Latin language all co-existing and interacting for s: 5.

Language, yes, proximity of environment and most importantly, the impact of history or perhaps it's the historical environment's impact on history. In any case, Irish literature translated into English or a relatively native son's translation should be read with care.

The rhythm of Irish and English come from very different s: 9. ROBERT HOGAN is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Delaware. For 22 years he edited The Journal of Irish Literature, and his books include The Experiments of Sean O'Casey (), After the Irish Renaissance (), and the six-volume history called The Modern Irish Drama ().

His plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New. Gaelic literature (Irish: Litríocht na Gaeilge; Scottish Gaelic: Litreachas na Gàidhlig) is literature in the vernacular Gaelic languages of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Gaelic literature is recognised as one of the oldest literature traditions of Europe, excepting only Latin literature and Greek literature: literature has been written in Gaelic languages from the 1st centuries AD.

The Language of Irish Literature is the first book on the market to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island. It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as English.

It examines the history. Books & Literature Reviews from The Irish Times, the Definitive Brand of Quality News in Ireland. The Gael Becomes Irish: the prospects for the Irish language in Ireland today. 1. James Joyce. James Joyce is usually the first name that pops in to people’s heads when they think of Irish writing.

He is definitely the most important Irish writer and one of the most significant writers in the world too, thanks to his unique modernist style that revolutionised fiction writing in the early 20th century.

For the past years the history of the Irish people has been shaped by their relationship with the English, who controlled their country for much of that time. The literature of Ireland reflects the Irish people’s long association with the English as well as their desire to maintain their own culture and traditions.

As a result, there are. This collection of essays attempts to capture, in the early 21st century, the state of the Irish language. For the most part, it's successful, with realistic, clear-eyed, non-emotional descriptions of where the language stands right now. In many cases, these positions are backed up by data (from censuses, or fieldwork).Reviews: 4.

The book publishing company COMHAR was re-established in to develop Irish language modern literature. It is the aim of this company to facilitate and foster new writers on a continuous basis and it is developing an new book series at the moment.

The dominant language of Irish literature today is English, and the Irish writers who use it are sometimes referred to as Anglo-Irish. But Irish literature, whether it speaks in Gaelic or English, is rooted deeply in the history and tradition that is uniquely Irish.

The First Written Literature. The earliest Irish literature was preserved. The Country Girls () | Edna O’Brien. Considered the ‘doyenne’ of Irish literature, Edna O’Brien is a greatly celebrated novelist, poet and playwright whose first work, ‘The Country Girls’, is recognised for its contribution to the development of discussions of sexuality, amongst other social issues, in a post-war period that was particularly repressive.

Titley is a scholar of Irish-language literature and a celebrated novelist in the language; he knew the book’s reputation well. But he was unafraid. “I don’t agonize,” he said. But the crash perhaps aligned particularly well with one of the recurrent preoccupations of Irish writers: the way that fracture – social, economic, personal – can be built into the language.Explore our list of Classics of Irish Literature Books at Barnes & Noble®.

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