The Irish Story

The Irish Story

Telling Tales and Making It up in Ireland

Book - 2002
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In this provocative and extremely funny book Roy Foster demolishes the cliches that surround Ireland's past, examining how key moments from its history have been turned into myths - and, more recently, airbrushed and repackaged for Hollywood and popular culture. Whether discussing the 'misery tourism' of Famine theme parks, ideas of mystical Celticism, the contested 'Irishness' of Yeats or the sentimentalized childhoods of Angel's Ashes and Gerry Adams memoir, The Irish Story brilliantly separates the tall tales from the truth.
Publisher: London : Penguin Group, 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780140296853
0140296859
Branch Call Number: 941.5 Fos
Characteristics: xx, 281, p. ; 20 cm

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