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The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Clare Hutton


This book charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. It offers a history of the Irish book as a created object situated in a world of communications, trade, transport, power, and money, and examines the ways in which books have both reflected and influenced social, political, and intellectual formations in Ireland. It is an important project for the understanding of Ireland’s written and printed heritage, and is by its nature of profound cross-cultural significance, embrac ... More

Keywords: books, reading, publishing, book trade, regional publishing, informatics age, Ireland, publishing houses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Hutton, editor
Lecturer in English, Loughborough University

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Clare Hutton

I The Cultures of Irish Publishing and Reading

3 Publishing after Partition, 1922–39

Nicholas Allen and Terence Brown

5 ‘Some measure of vocation’

Gabriel Doherty and Gillian M. Doherty

II Thematic Surveys

9 An Eye to Business

Tony Farmar

12 A Dark Chapter

Donal Ó Drisceoil

17 The Irish Book in the United States

Robert Keating O’Neill

18 The Harp in the South

Patrick Buckridge

III Publisher Case Studies

26 The Gallery Press

Colleen McKenna

27 The Blackstaff Press

Eamonn Hughes

IV Sources