Table of Contents:
  • bodies and blood
  • Body and soul: Yeats, the Famine, and the two Cathleens
  • Under siege: blood, borders, and the body politic
  • Excess of love: Padraig Pearse and the erotics of sacrifice
  • The body of truth: sensationalism and sacrifice in Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy
  • Misbirth of a nation: Yeats and the Irish Free State