Terry Eagleton: Claude Rawson
23 August 2001
Show More God, Gulliver and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination 1492-1945 by Claude Rawson.
Oxford, 401 pp., £25, June 2001, 0 19 818425 5Show More
“... that of their autistic rulers, it was often enough to the Celtic fringes that they turned, from which some semblance of pre-modern Gemeinschaft might still just about be salvaged. Richard Steele, OliverGoldsmith, Laurence Sterne, Francis Hutcheson and Edmund Burke all made vital Irish contributions to this nouvelle vague of meekness, tendresse, womanliness, the glowing, melting sentiments, while ...”