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Anglo-Irish Literature - Secondary Reading

 

Secondary reading

Authors

Maria Edgeworth

Marilyn Butler, Maria Edgeworth  (Oxford UP, 1972)

Brian Hollingworth, Maria Edgeworth’s Irish Writing: Language, History, Politics (London: Macmillan, 1997)

Michael Hurst, Maria Edgeworth and the Public Scene: Intellect, Fine Feeling and Landlordism (London: Macmillan, 1969)

James Newcomer, Maria Edgeworth, The Novelist (Texas, 1967)

P. H. Newby, Maria Edgeworth (London: A. Barker, 1950)

Anthony Cronin, ‘Maria Edgeworth: The Unlikely Precursor’, in Heritage Now: Irish

Literature in the English Language (Dingle: Brandon, 1982)

James Newcomer, ‘Castle Rackrent: Its Structure and Its Irony’, Criticism 8, no. 2

(Spring 1966): 170-79

 

Dion Boucicault

Richard Fawkes, Dion Boucicault (London, 1979)

Robert Hogan, Dion Boucicault (New York 1969)

David Krause (ed.), The Dolmen Boucicault (Dublin 1964)

Maurice Willson Disher, Melodrama: Plots That Thrilled [on The Colleen Bawn]

Bernard McKenna, ‘Playing the Seachran as the Shaughraun’, in C. C.

Barfoot and Rias van den Doel (eds.), Ritual Remembering: History, Myth and

Politics in Anglo-Irish Drama (Amdsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 51-60

 

See also Nicolas Grene, The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel

 

Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

M. H. Begnal, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

N. Browne, Sheridan LeFanu

W. J. McCormack, Sheridan LeFanu and Victorian Ireland

Victor Sage, Horror Fiction in the Protestant Tradition (Hampshire and London: Macmillan, 1988)

 

George Bernard Shaw

Ivor Brown, Shaw in His Time (Conn: Greenwood Publications, 1985)

Arthur Ganz, George Bernard Shaw (London: Macmillan, 1983)

Nicholas Grene, Bernard Shaw: A Critical View (1984)

Michael Holroyd, Bernard Shaw [definitive and thorough biography], vols 1-4.

(London: Chatto and Windus, 1988-1993)

R. M. Ohmann, Shaw: The Style and the Man (1962)

Colin Wilson, Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment (London: Hutchinson, 1969)

Declan Kiberd, ‘John Bull’s Other Islander – Bernard Shaw’, in Inventing Ireland,

51-63

 

See also Nicolas Grene, The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel

 

James Stephens

R. J. Finneran, The Olympian and the Leprechaun: W. B. Yeats and James Stephens (Dublin, Dolmen, 1978)

Augustine Martin, James Stephens (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1977)

Alan Warner, ‘James Stephens’, A Guide to Anglo-Irish Literature (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1981)

 

 

W. B. Yeats

Joseph Hone, W. B. Yeats: A Biography (London 1942)

Philip Marcus, Yeats and the Beginning of the Irish Renaissance (Ithaca and London:

Cornell UP, 1970)

Colin Meir, The Ballads and Songs of W. B. Yeats: The Anglo-Irish Heritage

(London: Macmillan, 1974)

David Pierce, Yeats’ Worlds: Ireland, England and the Poetic Imagination (New

Haven: Yale University Press, 1995)

C. J. Rawson (ed.), Yeats and Anglo-Irish Literature: Critical Essays

Anne Saddlemyer (ed.), Theatre Business: The Correspondence of the First Abbey

Directors (Gerrards Cross: Smythe, 1982)

Mary Helen Thuente, W. B. Yeats and Irish Folklore (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan,

1980)

Donald T. Torchiana, W. B. Yeats and Georgian Ireland (London: OUP, 1966)

Peter Ure, Yeats the Playwright (London 1963)

G. J. Watson, Irish Identity and the Literary Revival: Synge, Yeats, Joyce and

O’Casey (Washington, 1994)

R. Welch, Irish Poetry: Moore to Yeats

Issue of Irish Writing 31 (Special Number): W. B. Yeats

 

Augusta (Lady) Gregory

Lady Augusta Gregory, Our Irish Theatre (London 1914)

Hazard Adams, Lady Gregory (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1973)

Elizabeth Coxhead, Lady Gregory (London 1961)

Elizabeth Coxhead, J. M. Synge and Lady Gregory (London: British Council, 1962)

Mary Lou Kohfeldt, Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Irish Renaissance

(London: Deutsch, 1985)

Ann Saddlemyer, In Defence of Lady Gregory, Playwright (Dublin: Dolmen, 1966)

 

J. M. Synge

M. Bourgeois, John Millington Synge and the Irish Theatre (London: Constable,

1913)

Daniel Corkery, Synge and the Anglo-Irish Literature (Cork UP, 1931)

Declan Kiberd, Synge and the Irish Language (London: Macmillan, 1979)

P. P. Howe, J. M. Synge (London: Martin Secker, 1912)

James Kilroy, The ‘Playboy’ Riots (Dublin: Dolmen, 1971)

W. J. McCormack, Fool of the Family: A Life of J. M. Synge (London: Weidenfeld

and Nicholson, 2000)

Alan Price, Synge and Anglo-Irish Drama (London: Methuen, 1961)

G. J. Watson, Irish Identity and the Literary Revival: Synge, Yeats, Joyce and

O’Casey (Washington, 1994)

Patricia Meyer Spacks, ‘The Making of the Playboy’, Modern Drama IV (December

1961): 314-23

Thomas Kilroy, ‘The Playboy as Poet’, PMLA LXXXIII (May 1968): 439-42

 

Samuel Beckett

Ruby Cohn, Just Play: Beckett’s Theatre (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1980)

Anthony Cronin, Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist (London: HarperCollins, 1996)

Richard Ellmann, Four Dubliners: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett (London:

Hamilton, 1987)

John Fletcher, Beckett: A Study of his Plays (London: Eyre Methuen, 1978)

John Harrington, The Irish Beckett (Syracuse UP, 1991)

Hugh Kenner, Flaubert, Joyce and Beckett: The Stoic Comedians (London: W. H.

Allen, 1964

Hugh Kenner, A Reader’s Guide to Samuel Beckett (London: Thames and Hudson,

1973)

James Knowlson, Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett (London:

Bloomsbury, 1996)

Anna McMullan, Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett’s Later Drama (London and NY

1993)

P. J. Murphy, Critique of Beckett Criticism (Columbia, SC, 1994)

Katharine Worth, Samuel Beckett’s Theatre: Life Journeys (Oxford: Clarendon Press,

1999)

 

Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen, Why Do I Write? (London: P. Marshall, 1948)

Elizabeth Bowen, The Mulberry Tree: Writings of EB, ed. Hermione Lee (London:

Virago, 1986)

Jocelyn Brooke, Elizabeth Bowen (London: Longmans, 1952)

Victoria Glendinning, Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (London: Weidenfeld

and Nicholson, 1977)

William Heath, Elizabeth Bowen: An Introduction (Madison: Wisconsin UP, 1961)

Phyllis Lassner, Elizabeth Bowen (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1990)

Hermione Lee, Elizabeth Bowen: An Estimation (London: Vision, 1981)

Sean O’Faolain, The Vanishing Hero (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1956)

Roy Foster, ‘The Irishness of Elizabeth Bowen’, in Paddy and Mr Punch (London:

Allen Lane, 1993)

 

The Abbey Theatre

Gerard Fay, The Abbey Theatre (Dublin 1958)

Adrian Frazier, Behind the Scenes: Yeats, Horniman and the Struggle for the Abbey

Theatre (Berkeley, 1990)

Lady Augusta Gregory, Our Irish Theatre (London 1914)

Hugh Hunt, The Abbey: Ireland’s National Theatre, 1904-1979 (Columbia UP, 1979)

Mary Trotter, Ireland’s National Theaters: Political Performances and the Origins of

the Irish Dramatic Movement (Syracuse UP, 2001)

Robert Welch, The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999 (OUP, 1999)

 

General

Michael Allen and Angela Wilcox (eds.), Critical Approaches to Anglo-Irish

Literature (Colin Smythe, 1989)

C. C. Barfoot (ed.), Literature of Politics, the Politics of Literature: Ritual

Remembering – History, Myth and Politics in Anglo-Irish Drama (Rodopi,

1995)

C. C. Barfoot (ed.), Literature of Politics, the Politics of Literature: Forging in the

Smithy - National Identity and Representation in Anglo-Irish Literary History

(Rodopi, 1995)

C. C. Barfoot and Theo d’Haen, The Clash of Ireland: Literary Constrasts and

Connections (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1989)

J. O. Bartley, Teague, Shenkin and Sawney: Being an Historical Study of the Earliest

   Irish, Welsh and Scottish Characters in English Plays (Cork University Press)

Ernest A. Boyd, Ireland’s Literary Renaissance (Dublin and London, 1916)

David Cairns and Shaun Richards, Writing Ireland: Colonialism, Nationalism and

Culture (Manchester UP, 1988)

Daniel Corkery, The Hidden Ireland: Gaelic Literature in the Eighteenth Century

(Dublin 1925)

Daniel Corkery, Synge and Anglo Irish Literature (Cork 1931)

Anthony Cronin, Heritage Now: Irish Literature in the English Language (Dingle:

Brandon, 1982)

Seamus Deane, Celtic Revivals (Faber, 1985)

G. C. Duggan, The Stage Irishman: A History of the Irish Play and Stage Characters

from the Earliest Times (Dublin: Talbot Press, 1937)

Philip Edwards, Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

(Cambridge UP, 1979)

Una Ellis-Fermor, The Irish Dramatic Movement (London: Methuen, 1939)

R. F. Foster, Paddy and Mr. Punch: Connections in Irish and English History

(Penguin, 1993)

Jacqueline Genet and Richard Cave (eds.), Perspectives of Irish Drama & Theatre

(Colin Smythe)

Nicolas Grene, The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel

(Cambridge UP, 2000)

Robert Hogan, After the Irish Renaissance: A Critical History of the Irish Drama

since ‘The Plough and the Stars’ (London: Macmillan, 1968)

Robert Hogan and James Kilroy, The Modern Irish Drama: A Documentary History,

Vol. 1: The Irish Literary Theatre 1903-1904 (Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1975)

Robert Hogan and James Kilroy, The Modern Irish Drama: A Documentary History,

Vol. 2: Laying the Foundations 1902-1904 (Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1976)

Robert Hogan and James Kilroy, The Modern Irish Drama: A Documentary History,

Vol.3: The Years of Synge 1905-1909 (Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1978)

Robert Hogan and James Kilroy, The Modern Irish Drama: A Documentary History,

Vol. 4: Rise of the Realists 1910-1915 (Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1979)

Robert Hogan and Richard Burnham, The Modern Irish Drama, Vol. 5: The Art of the Amateur 1916-1920  (Portlaoise: Dolmen Press, 1984)

Brendan Keneally, ‘Poetry and Violence’, in History and Violence in Anglo-Irish Literature, ed. by Joris Duytschaever and Geert Lernout (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988)

Hugh Kenner, A Colder Eye: The Modern Irish Writers (London: Allen Lane, 1983)

Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland (London: Jonathan Cape, 1995; Vintage, 1996)

Declan Kiberd, Irish Classics (Granta, 2000)

Joseph Th. Leerssen, Mere Irish & Fíor-ghael: Studies in the Idea of Irish Nationality

(Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1986)

D. E. S. Maxwell, A Critical History of Modern Irish Drama, 1891-1980 (Cambridge

UP, 1984)

W. J. McCormack, From Burke to Beckett: Tradition and Betrayal in Anglo-Irish

Literature

W. J. McCormack, Dissolute Characters: Irish Literary History through Balzac,

Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen (Manchester and New York: MUP, 1993)

Roger McHugh and Maurice Harmon, A Short History of Anglo-Irish Literature

(Barnes & Noble, 1982)

Julian Moynahan, Anglo-Irish (Princeton UP, 1995)

Christopher Murray, Twentieth-century Irish Drama: Mirror up to a Nation

(Manchester UP, 1997)

Otto Rauchbauer (ed.), Ancestral Voices: The Big House in Anglo-Irish Literature

(Dublin: Lilliput, 1992)

Marilyn Richtarik, Acting Between the Lines: the Field Day Theatre Company and

Irish Cultural Politics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994)

Anne Saddlemyer (ed.), Theatre Business: The Correspondence of the First Abbey

Directors (Gerrards Cross: Smythe, 1982)

Masaru Sekine (ed.), Irish Writers and Society at Large (Gerrards Cross: Colin

Smythe, 1985)

Masaru Sekine, Irish Writers and the Theatre (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1986)

Alan Warner, A Guide to Anglo-Irish Literature (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1981)

Katharine Worth, The Irish Drama of Europe from Yeats to Beckett (London: Athlone

Press, 1978)