The Truth About the Irish by Terry Eagleton

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If you're looking for a field guide to leprechauns, The Truth About the Irish is not the book for you. But if you can handle a frank and funny look into the minds and hearts of Irish people, you've been touched by that fabled Irish luck. Covering all things Irish from Blarney to Yeats, renowned literary and cultural critic Terry Eagleton separates the myths from the reality with his priceless blend of sidesplitting humor, caustic commentary, and the honest lowdown on the beloved and bewildering country of Ireland.

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Terry Eagleton is Wharton Professor of English Literature at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. One of the world's leading literary critics, his many academic books include Literary Theory: An Introduction. He is also author of the play Saint Oscar and the novel Saints and Scholars, along with two widely acclaimed studies of Ireland, Heathcliffe and the Great Hunger and Crazy John and the Bishop.
Published January 1, 1997 by Arc Publications. 60 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Avowed revolutionaries, they harbor a tendency, says Eagleton, toward ineptitude: in the 1916 Easter Rebellion ""the rebels themselves were mostly poets and intellectuals, rarely the most promising material for a military scrap."" Yet they have a fine tradition of strong, independent women, from ...

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