Clair Wills: Modern Irish History
3 July 2008
Show More Luck and the Irish: A Brief History of Change c.1970-2000 by R.F. Foster.
Penguin, 228 pp., £8.99, July 2008, 978 0 14 101765 5Show More
“... the fact that Irish writers write not only for the book-buying public at home, but for a huge diasporic audience. Whether the w0rk of Anne Enright, Sebastian Barry, Colm Tóibín, Patrick McCabe and DermotBolger constitutes a ‘new direction in Irish fiction’ is less certain. The major trope of Irish fiction is certainly no longer Modernist paralysis but change – Tóibín’s second novel, The ...”