Christopher Morash Writing the Irish Famine

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Writing the Irish Famine

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This book is an original and compelling contribution to Irish cultural studies. Morash examines literary texts by writers such as William Carleton. Anthony Trollope, James Clarence Mangan, John Mitchel, and Samuel Ferguson to reveal how they interact with histories, sermons, and economic treatises and construct a narrative of one of the most important and elusive events in Irish history. Drawing on the methodology new historicist literary criticism, he examines the attempts of a wide range of nineteenth-century writing to ensure the memorialization of an event that seems to resist representation.

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Christopher Morash is a Lecturer in English at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

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`brilliant book ... Morash uses some of the techniques of the 'new historicism' with a sensitivity that will impress historians as much as literary critics. ... This book makes a distinguished contribution to the lively debate on Irish literary culture in the 19th century.'
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 18 July 1997

`a narrative of one of the most important and elusive events in Irish history'
Nineteenth-Century Literature 51:1 (June 1996)

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