By James MacKillop

In a quantity that has turn into a regular textual content in Irish experiences, editors Maureen O'Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey 13 centuries of Irish literature, together with previous Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs and a variety of nineteenth-century prose and poetry. for every writer the editors supply a biographical caricature, a short dialogue of the way his or her choices relate to a bigger physique of labor, and a specific bibliography. moreover, this new quantity additionally contains a better sampling of ladies writers.

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