Recollecting Hunger: An Anthology

Cultural Memories of the Great Famine in Irish and British Fiction, 1847-1920

Edited by: Marguerite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen

Recollecting Hunger brings together selections from Irish Famine novels, as well as stories from the Famine until Independence. This anthology contains not only well-known material by authors such as Anthony Trollope, William Carleton, and Canon Patrick Sheehan, but also includes obscure texts by writers such as Margaret Percival, Susanna Meredith, Canon William Francis Barry, and Louis J. Walsh. Fully annotated and placed in their historical context, these writings make visible the ways in which literary texts remember the Famine. Many of these texts - some known, more unknown - are not only interesting from a scholarly point of view, but are in fact engrossing and well-written, and will also appeal to general readers with an interest in the hidden treasures of Irish literary history. As the first anthology of Famine literature, Recollecting Hunger will receive popular and critical attention, and is an excellent text for teaching students at all levels.

304 pages

Publication Date: 2/24/2012
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9780716531289