Irish Writers and the Thirties

Irish Writers and the Thirties

Author: Katrina Goldstone

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2020-12-29

Total Pages: 204

ISBN-13: 1000291014

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This original study focusing on four Irish writers – Leslie Daiken, Charles Donnelly, Ewart Milne and Michael Sayers – retrieves a hitherto neglected episode of Thirties literary history which highlights the local and global aspects of Popular Front cultural movements. From interwar London to the Spanish Civil War and the USSR, the book examines the lives and work of Irish writers through their writings, their witness texts and their political activism. The relationships of these writers to George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Nancy Cunard, William Carlos Williams and other figures of cultural significance within the interwar period sheds new light on the internationalist aspects of a Leftist cultural history. The book also explores how Irish literary women on the Left defied marginalization. The impetus of the book is not merely to perform an act of literary salvage but to find new ways of re-imagining what might be said to constitute Irish literature mid-twentieth century; and to illustrate how Irish writers played a role in a transforming political moment of the twentieth century. It will be of interest to scholars and students of cultural history and literature, Irish diaspora studies, Jewish studies, and the social and literary history of the Thirties.


C.L.R. James

C.L.R. James

Author: Kent Worcester

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Published: 1995-11-16

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 1438424442

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C. L. R. James: A Political Biography offers the first sustained account of the life and work of one of the twentieth-century's most important radical intellectuals. C. L. R. James (1901-1989) was born and raised in Trinidad and became one of the most prominent figures to emerge out of the West Indian diaspora. He authored numerous books and essays on Caribbean history, Marxist theory, literary criticism, Western civilization, African politics, Hegelian philosophy, and popular culture. His best known works, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, and Beyond a Boundary are classics of twentieth-century thought. James played an active part in democratic movements in the West Indies and Africa as well as in left-wing and Pan-African campaigns in Britain, the United States, and Trinidad.


Gender and imperialism

Gender and imperialism

Author: Clare Midgley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Published: 2017-03-01

Total Pages: 241

ISBN-13: 1526119684

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This book marks an important new intervention into a vibrant area of scholarship, creating a dialogue between the histories of imperialism and of women and gender. By engaging critically with both traditional British imperial history and colonial discourse analysis, the essays demonstrate how feminist historians can play a central role in creating new histories of British imperialism. Chronologically, the focus is on the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, while geographically the essays range from the Caribbean to Australia and span India, Africa, Ireland and Britain itself. Topics explored include the question of female agency in imperial contexts, the relationships between feminism and nationalism, and questions of sexuality, masculinity and imperial power.


To Hell with Culture

To Hell with Culture

Author: H. Gustav Klaus

Publisher:

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 232

ISBN-13:

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This publication explores the ways in which anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism made an impact in British twentieth-century literature. This radical and under-considered topic is up for review now that the traditional paradigms of leftist and radical thought are under re-examination.


C.L.R. James

C.L.R. James

Author: Dave Renton

Publisher: Haus Pub.

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 216

ISBN-13:

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He was a friend and inspiration to Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere, the two leaders of the first generation of independence struggles. His account of Toussaint L'Ouverture's slave rebellion in Haiti is one of the great historical works of the twentieth century. His studies of Hegel and Marx became part of the common knowledge of several generations of radicals in America, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.