A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

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A History of Irish Working-Class Writing provides a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it is a major intervention in Irish Studies scholarship, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century rhymes and songs to the novels, plays and poetry of working-class experience in contemporary Ireland. There are few narrative accounts of Irish radicalism, and even fewer that engage 'history from below'. This book provides original insights in these relatively untilled fields. Exploring workers' experiences in various literary forms, from early to late capitalism, the twenty-two chapters make this book an authoritative and substantial contribution to Irish studies and English literary studies generally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages462
ISBN (Electronic)9781316570425
ISBN (Print)9781107149687
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017


  • Irish working class
  • Irish Studies
  • Working-class literature
  • Working-class writers
  • Working-class history


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