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The Resource Irish orientalism : a literary and intellectual history, Joseph Lennon

Irish orientalism : a literary and intellectual history, Joseph Lennon

Label
Irish orientalism : a literary and intellectual history
Title
Irish orientalism
Title remainder
a literary and intellectual history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Lennon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "British writers from Cambrensis to Spenser depicted Ireland as a remote borderland inhabited by wild descendants of Asian Scythians - barbarians to the ancient Greeks. Contemporaneous Irish writers likewise borrowed classical traditions, imagining the Orient as an ancient homeland. Lennon traces the influence of Irish Orientalism through origin legends, philology, antiquarianism, and historiography into Irish literature and culture, exploring the works of Keating, O'Flaherty, Swift, Vallancey, Sheridan, Moore, Croker, Owenson, Mangan, de Vere, and others. He explores a key moment of Irish Orientalism - the twentieth-century, Celtic Revival - discussing the works of Gregory, Casement, Connolly, and Joyce, but focusing on Theosophist writers W.B
  • Yeats, George Russell, James Stephens, and James Cousins."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lennon, Joseph
Dewey number
820.9/9417
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8719
LC item number
.L46 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Irish studies
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Oriental literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Orientalism
  • English literature
  • Ireland
  • Middle East
  • Asia
Label
Irish orientalism : a literary and intellectual history, Joseph Lennon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Continuity and development -- Origin legends and pseudohistories -- Ogygia: Europe's backyard orient and the rise of antiquarianism -- Allegory and critique: Irish orientialism in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature -- Empire, Ireland, and India -- pt. 2. The orientall and the Celt: the syncretism of the revival -- Uniting the circumference: cross-colonialism -- W.B. Yeats's Celtic orient -- Theosophy and the nation: George Russell (AE) and James Stephens -- James, Seuman, and Jayaram Cousins -- Conclusion: was Fu Manchu Celtic? and other scrutable speculations
Control code
54768157
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 478 pages
Isbn
9780815630449
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004005263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Irish orientalism : a literary and intellectual history, Joseph Lennon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Continuity and development -- Origin legends and pseudohistories -- Ogygia: Europe's backyard orient and the rise of antiquarianism -- Allegory and critique: Irish orientialism in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature -- Empire, Ireland, and India -- pt. 2. The orientall and the Celt: the syncretism of the revival -- Uniting the circumference: cross-colonialism -- W.B. Yeats's Celtic orient -- Theosophy and the nation: George Russell (AE) and James Stephens -- James, Seuman, and Jayaram Cousins -- Conclusion: was Fu Manchu Celtic? and other scrutable speculations
Control code
54768157
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 478 pages
Isbn
9780815630449
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004005263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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