The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture
John Countryman, Kelly Matthews
Four Courts Press
Place of Publication
Youth -- Ireland -- Social life and customs, Children -- Ireland -- Social life and customs.
Youth -- Ireland -- Social life and customs, Children -- Ireland -- Social life and customs, Youth in literature, Children in literature.
English Language and Literature
Throughout the history of modern Ireland, cultural representations of youth and childhood have served as focal points for discussions of social and political issues. Topics for the essays in this collection range from Famine-era women's autobiographies to filmic portrayals of post-Good Friday Northern Ireland; from considerations of Patrick Pearse and Mairian Cregan to Anne Enright and Claire Keegan. The result is a complex and provocative view of childhood experiences in modern Ireland, and of the ways in which youth and childhood have been interpreted in the work of Irish writers, politicians, dramatists and filmmakers.
Matthews, Kelly, "The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture" (2013). FSU Bookshelf. 80.