The Irish Story: Telling Tales & Making It Up In Ireland

The Irish Story: Telling Tales & Making It Up In Ireland by Roy Foster

By: Roy Foster

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ISBN
9780140296853
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Pages
304
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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In this provocative and extremely funny book Roy Foster demolishes the cliches that surround Ireland's past, examining how key moments from its history have been turned into myths - and, more recently, airbrushed and repackaged for Hollywood and popular culture.

Whether discussing the "misery tourism" of Famine theme parks, ideas of mystical Celticism, the contested "Irishness" of Yeats or the sentimentalised childhoods of 'Angela's Ashes' and Gerry Adams memoir, 'The Irish Story' brilliantly separates the tall tales from the truth.
ISBN:
9780140296853
Publication Date:
23 / 10 / 2002
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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