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Luck and the Irish [electronic resource] : a brief history of change from 1970 / R.F. Foster.

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Author/Creator:
Foster, R. F. (Robert Fitzroy), 1949-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 p.)
Subjects:
Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1949-.
Ireland -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians, the author of the much acclaimed two-volume biography of Yeats as well as the definitive history Modern Ireland, which has been hailed as ""dazzling"" (New York Times Book Review) and ""elegant, erudite, wise, witty"" (Irish Times). Now, this brilliant writer offers a ""short and combative"" account of Ireland's astonishing transformation over the last three decades. Has there really been an ""economic miracle""? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the power of the Catholic Church really
Contents:
Introduction: Culture and anarchy in Ireland c. 1970-2000
The miracle of loaves and fishes
How the Catholics became Protestants
'The party fight and funeral' : Fianna Fáil and Irish politics in the late twentieth century
'Big, mad children' : The south and the north
How the short stories became novels
Conclusion: The strange death of romantic Ireland.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-214) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-34192-4
9786611341923
0-19-803987-5
1-4356-4254-6
OCLC:
476242918
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