The Resource Yeats's nations : gender, class, and Irishness, Marjorie Howes

Yeats's nations : gender, class, and Irishness, Marjorie Howes

Label
Yeats's nations : gender, class, and Irishness
Title
Yeats's nations
Title remainder
gender, class, and Irishness
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Howes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Yeats, it has been claimed, invented a country and called it Ireland. His plays, poetry and prose record his life-long commitment to establishing new forms of individual and collective identity. Marjorie Howes's study is the first sustained attempt to examine Yeats's invention of Irishness through the most recent theoretical work on literature, gender and nationalism in post-colonial cultures. She explores the complex, often contradictory ways Yeats's politics are refracted through his writing. Yeats had a complicated relation to British imperialism and the English literary tradition, an intense but troubled commitment to Irish nationalism, and a fascination with the Anglo-Irish as a declining ruling class. As a Free State senator, he participated in Ireland's postcolonial project of nation-building; he also confronted his own isolation as a Protestant intellectual in a deeply Catholic country. The various Irish nations he invented, she claims, are intensely powerful imaginative responses to a period of violent historical change. By placing Yeats's politics and poetics at the centre of debates on nationalism and gender currently occupying critics in postcolonial studies, Howes reveals the contemporary cultural codes governing representations of class and gender embedded in the poet's concepts of nationality. Ironically, in Yeats's works, the unity of the Irish nation is embodied in the relationship between the Irish peasantry and the Anglo-Irish aristocracy, and excludes the Catholic middle classes. Every public proclamation on national destiny involves an intensely private scrutiny of gender and sexuality. This accessible and thorough study will appeal to all interested in Irish studies, postcolonial theory, and the relationship between nationalism and sexuality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howes, Marjorie Elizabeth
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5908.P6
LC item number
H69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Yeats, William Butler
  • Yeats, William B
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • National characteristics, Irish, in literature
  • Nationalism
  • Social classes in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Politique et littérature
  • Politique et littérature
  • Irlandais dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme
  • Classes sociales dans la littérature
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Sexualité dans la littérature
  • Irlande dans la littérature
  • Literature
  • National characteristics, Irish, in literature
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Politique et littérature
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Nationalismus
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Irlande dans la littérature
  • Irland
Label
Yeats's nations : gender, class, and Irishness, Marjorie Howes
Link
https://archive.org/details/yeatssnationsgen00howe_0
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780521645270
Lccn
96005392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34243883
  • (OCoLC)ocm34243883
Label
Yeats's nations : gender, class, and Irishness, Marjorie Howes
Link
https://archive.org/details/yeatssnationsgen00howe_0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780521645270
Lccn
96005392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34243883
  • (OCoLC)ocm34243883

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