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Synopsis: St Patrick catching sight of Ireland for the first time as he is taken there as a prisoner...Joyce and Yeats eating sticky buns in a Dublin cafe...There has never before been an Irish history book remotely like this one, composed as a vast mosaic of incidents, encounters and vignettes. It is not so much a 'history of Irish civilization' as an 'Irish history of civilization'. In telling a wide range of stories about the Irish everywhere this historical-fictional account of the Irish peoples around the globe from the time of Christ to 1969 opens up the really big issues - the relationship between the minute particulars and the larger patterns which gradually become apparent. The stories themselves are by turns funny, acerbic, ironic, score-settling - never quite what they seem at face value. They are also deeply informed by the author's vast knowledge of Ireland, its history and its diaspora. For once the hyperbole is true - after this book, Irish history will never be the same again.
About the Author: Don Akenson is an internationally acclaimed scholar and author who is considered the world's foremost authority on the Irish Diaspora. He has written many books, including Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds and a biography of Conor Cruse O'Brien.
Title: An Irish History of Civilization: v. 2
Publisher: Granta Books
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002016477
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Book Description Granta Books, London, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Volume Two only. Clean, crisp and unmarked. 696pp. Dust jacket offered in a new mylar cover. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031403
Book Description Granta Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Book Club Edition. 9.06 X 6.54 X 2.36 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 313450
Book Description Granta Books, London, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Volume Two only. Clean, crisp and unmarked. 696pp. Dust jacket offered in a new mylar cover. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043432