Gerald Dawe & Edna Longley, eds., Across the Roaring Hill: The Protestant Imagination in Modern Ireland (Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1985), 242pp.

  Introduction i
1
John Kelly, Choosing and Inventing: Yeats and Ireland
1
2
D.E.S. Maxwell, J. M. Synge and Samuel Beckett
25
3
Michael Allen, A Note on Sex in Beckett
39
4
W. J. McCormack, ‘The Protestant Strain’: Or, A Short History of Anglo-lrish Literature from S.T. Coleridge to Thomas Mann
48
5
James Simmons, ‘The Recipe for all Misfortunes, Courage’
79
6
Edna Longley, Louis MacNeice: ‘The Walls are Flowing’
99
7
Bridget O’Toole, Three Writers of the Big House: Elizabeth Bowen,
Molly Keane and Jennifer johnston
124
8
John Wilson Foster, ‘The Dissidence of Dissent’: John Hewitt and
W.R. Rodgers
139
9
Mark Storey, ‘Bewildered Chimes’: Image, Voice and Structure
in Recent Irish Fiction
161
10
Terence Brown, Poets and Patrimony: Richard Murphy and
James Simmons
182
11
Lynda Henderson, ‘The Green Shoot’: Transcendence and the Imagination
in Contemporary Ulster Drama
196
12
Geraid Dawe, ‘Icon and Lares’: Dejrek Mahon and Michael Longley
218
 
Bibliography
236
 
Notes on Contributors
239
  Acknowledgements 241

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