Classics and Celtic literary modernism Yeats, Joyce, MacDiarmid and Jones

Celtic modernism had a complex history with classical reception. In this book, Gregory Baker examines the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, David Jones and Hugh MacDiarmid to show how new forms of modernist literary expression emerged as the evolution of classical education, the insurgent power of c...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baker, Gregory
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2022
Series:Classics after antiquity
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: " ... at once the bow and the mark": Classics and Celtic Revival
  • "A noble vernacular"? Yeats, Hellenism and the Anglo-Irish Nation
  • "Hellenise it." Joyce and the Mistranslation of Revival
  • "Straight Talk, Straight as the Greek!" Ireland's Oedipus and the Modernism of Yeats
  • "Heirs of Romanity": Welsh Nationalism and the Modernism of David Jones
  • "A form of Doric which is no dialect in particular:" Scotland and the Planetary Classics of Hugh MacDiarmid