Irish literature is filled with them: playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets, essayists, historians, humorists, and philosophers. They come with names like Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats. Read more about the lives and works of famous Irish writers.
1. Famous Irish Writers by Martin Wallace. Appletree Press. This book covers the lives of works of 80 Irish writers: playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets, essayists, historians, humorists, and philosophers.
by Declan Kiberd. Harvard University Press. In this book, Declan Kiberd discusses writers from the last century, who have helped to make the Ireland we read about today.
by Alexander G. Gonzalez. Greenwood Publishing Group. Modern Irish Writers
discusses some of the richest works of literature in history, including works by Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Seamus Heaney.
4. Irish Writers and Politicsby Okifumi Komesu, and Masaru Sekine. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Irish Writers and Politics offers exploration of the great Irish writers, including: Swift, Burke, Ferguson, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce, Shaw, O'Casey, Stewart Parker, and Desmond Egan. How does politics figure in, and why is Ireland known for how politics integrates into writing and literature?
by Masaru Sekine (Editor). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book features essays that originated in conference-paper form, from presenters in America, Britain, Canada, Ireland, and Japan--all of whom are known for their work on the Irish theatre.
by Elizabet Healy. Wolfhound Press. Here's a practical guide to places with which poets and novelists have been associated. Discover the legends!
by Terry Eagleton. University of Notre Dame Press. Irish fiction is fraught with troubles. There is constant exile, internal turmoil, fighting. It's a literature of disenchantment, of harsh realities. He talks about the almost terrible duality of being--at once at home and away from Ireland. Take a look at this collection of essays to learn more.