Crane Bag, The

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Life
1977-85; fnd. eds. Mark Patrick Hederman (OSB) and Richard Kearney; guest editors incl. Seamus Deane, Chris Nulty, Barre Fitzpatrick, Declan Kiberd, et al.; end of publication marked by report in Irish Times, 11 Dec. 1985, with quotations from Richard Kearney.

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Criticism
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol. 3 [on the Crane Bag and its rapprochement with European ideas], p.567; W. J. McCormack, ‘The Crane Bag (1977-1985)’ in The Battle of the Books: Two Decades of Irish Cultural Debate (Dublin: Lilliput 1986), pp.48-53.

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Quotations
First Editorial: ‘Modern Ireland is made up of four provinces. And yet, the Irish word for province is cóiced , which means a “fifth” […] there us disagreement about the identity of the fifth. There are two traditions […] both divide Ireland into four quarters and a “middle”, even though they disagree about the location of the middle or “fifth” province […] it was a non-political centre.’ (Quoted in Ciaran Deane, MA [on Field Day], UUM, 2006.)

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