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Irish Culture and The People

Populism and its Discontents

Seamus O'Malley

Irish Culture and The People

Irish Culture and The People

Populism and its Discontents

Irish Culture and The People

 

This study argues that populism has been a shaping force in Irish literary culture. Synthesizing existing scholarship on populism, it explores how Irish texts have evoked 'The People'—a crucial rhetorical move for populist discourse—while also examining literary critiques of Irish populisms.


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Beschrijving Irish Culture and The People

This book argues that populism has been a shaping force in Irish literary culture. Populist moments and movements have compelled authors to reject established forms and invent new ones. Sometimes, as in the middle period of W.B. Yeats's work, populism forces a writer into impossible stances, spurring ever greater rhetorical and poetic creativity. At other times, as in the critiques of Anna Parnell or Myles na gCopaleen, authors penetrate the rhetoric fog of populist
discourse and expose the hollowness of its claims. Yet in both politics and culture, populism can be a generative force.

Daniel O'Connell, and later the Land League, utilized populist discourse to advance Irish political freedom and expand rights. The most powerful works of Lady Gregory and Ernie O'Malley are their portraits of The People that borrows from the populist vocabulary. While we must be critical of populist discourse, we dismiss it at our loss. This study synthesizes existing scholarship on populism to explore how Irish texts have evoked "The People"—a crucial rhetorical move for populist
discourse—and how some writers have critiqued, adopted, and adapted the languages of Irish populisms.


ISBN
9780192858412
Pagina's
304
Verschenen
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

Literaire non-fictie