New Publication: A History of Irish Working-Class Writing
A History of Irish Working-Class Writing, edited by Michael Pierse (Cambridge University Press)
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. 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 it a substantial contribution to Irish studies and English literary studies generally.
“Outstanding” – John Kerrigan, Times Literary Supplement‘Books of the Year 2017’