Exile Emigration and Irish Writing

By Patrick Ward

Exile, Emigration and Irish Writing is the first book to analyze the experience of exile and emigration in Irish writing. It traces the origin of the concept of exile from Columcille and early Christian Ireland through the centuries to the present. In tracing the origins, mutations and representations of exile and emigration, the author draws on modern post-colonial theory to contribute to the re-reading of Irish writing that is now under way.

240 pages

Publication Date: 1/25/2002
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9780716526582