Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2009

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199547326

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Music and the Irish Literary Imagination

Harry White

  • A radically new reading of Irish literature which identifies, for the first time, the formative influence of music in Irish writing over the past two centuries
  • Explores the impact of music as an abiding preoccupation in the work of Moore, Yeats, Synge, Shaw, Joyce, Beckett, Friel, and Heaney
  • Provides a clear, non-technical account of European music in relation to Irish writing
  • Allows reader to survey the influence of music in Irish writing from 1800 to the present day
  • Includes close readings of key works to reveal the presence and influence of music