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Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled

Nicholas Allen


The islands of Ireland are shaped by their relationships with land and sea. This book is a study of the various and changing ways in which literature has drawn the coast in lines that shape the contours of cultural experience. The literary and historical study of the sea has swelled in the last decade, as has an interest in the littoral and the archipelagic. Beginning with the early works of William Butler Yeats, this book travels through the diverse hydroscapes of Irish literature from the late nineteenth century to the present, framing writers and artists from James Joyce to Anne Enright in ... More

Keywords: Ireland, maritime, coastal, hydroscapes, literature, archipelagic, Heaney, Banville, Morrissey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198857877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198857877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Allen, author
Baldwin Professor in Humanities, University of Georgia