The Country of the Young

Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture

Edited by: John Countryman, Kelly Matthews

Throughout the history of modern Ireland, cultural representations of youth and childhood have served as focal points for discussions of social and political issues. Topics for the essays in this collection range from Famine-era women's autobiographies to filmic portrayals of post-Good Friday Northern Ireland; from considerations of Patrick Pearse and Mairin Cregan to Anne Enright and Claire Keegan. The result is a complex and provocative view of childhood experiences in modern Ireland, and of the ways in which youth and childhood have been interpreted in the work of Irish writers, politicians, dramatists, and filmmakers.

182 pages

Publication Date: 3/22/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846824111