After Ireland: the promise and frustration of independence

  

After Ireland: the promise and frustration of independence

As Ireland suffers a crisis of authority, the nation's struggle for independence has been thrown into doubt. Catholic Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken the Irish people's faith in their institutions.  But, in After Ireland, a magisterial survery of the ways in which post-war Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of independence, Declan Kiberd argues that the country's creative writers have been alert to this reality from the start. 

 
The follow-up to 1995's Inventing Ireland, After Ireland is a dazzlingly ambitious critical history of modern Irish literature and the standard work on the Irish Literary Revival, which responds to the next generation of Irish writers in this second renaissance of Irish literature.
 
 


After Ireland will be published on Thursday 2nd November in hardback and ebook