Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199686841

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The Cold of May Day Monday

An Approach to Irish Literary History

The late Robert Anthony Welch

  • A fascinating account of the full scope of Irish literary history from earliest times to the present day
  • Picks up main themes of Irish history and investigates their relevance to literary expressions
  • Gives access to discussion of all major Irish writers
  • Reveals the innovatory aspects of Irish writing
  • Examines the relevance of Ireland in work by non-Irish writers including Edmund Spenser, Joyce Cary, and Elizabeth Bowen