• Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity : Ireland Between Fantasy and History

Among its various progenitors, literary Modernism can number two major Irish writers, James Joyce and W. B. Yeats, and a third, Samuel Beckett, who carried the 'revolution of the word' into a second generation. Yet Ireland as a nation came late to modernity. From the date of its symbolic inception as Europe's 'newest' state, retrospectively conferred on that foundational act of insurrection at Easter 1916, through the era of new nationalism of the interwar and the parochialism of the immediate post-War periods, Ireland turned its back not only on the challenge of modernisation but on the artistic, cultural and political transformation.

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Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity : Ireland Between Fantasy and History

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