Writers and Protestantism in the North of Ireland

Heirs to Adamnation

By Barry Sloan

How did Protestantism influence the subject matter and vision of twentieth century writers from the north of Ireland? Was it a merely negative, inhibiting, backward-looking and self-defensive force within the community, as some observers have claimed? Theologically, politically and culturally, was it ever a source of creative energy and a stimulus to the literary imagination? These are some of the questions this book confronts in a new and wide ranging examination of the relationship between northern Irish Protestantism and writing.

280 pages

Publication Date: 8/17/2000
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9780716526360