In this study, Charles Fanning incorporates 18 perspectives on the Irish diaspora over three centuries and around the globe. He enlists scholarly tools from the disciplines of history, sociology, literary criticism, folklore and culture studies to present a collection of writings about the Irish diaspora of great variety and depth.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
Edition: Third Edition
" Charles Fanning' s credentials in the field of Irish-American literature are matchless. His books, essays, and anthologies of Irish-American fiction have established the canon. . . . It is rare to read an anthology with so comprehensive a range of modes and approaches. By such inclusiveness, Fanning shows the creative, critical, and analytical energies of Irish immigrants, their descendants, and those who study the Irish diaspora. Fanning' s juxtaposition of forms and approaches provides an original pattern in which readers can better understand well-established truths, reexamine old assumptions about Irish e migre s, and entertain new perspectives." -- Shaun O' Connell, author of "Imagining Boston: A Literary Landscape "and" Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History"