Featuring new essays by international literary scholars, the two-volume
Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the full breadth of Ireland's literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Covers an unprecedented historical range of Irish literature
Arranged in two volumes covering Irish literature from the medieval period to 1900, and its development through the twentieth century to the present day
Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a collection of the most up-to-date scholarship in the field as a whole
Includes a substantial number of women writers from the eighteenth century to the present day
Includes essays on leading contemporary authors, including Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue
Introduces readers to the wide range of current approaches to studying Irish literature