Augustine Martin, ed., The Genius of Irish Prose (Dublin & Cork: Mercier Press, 1985), 174pp.

  • John Cronin, ‘The Nineteenth Century: A Retrospect’, pp.10-21;
  • Richard Allen Cave, ‘George Moore and his Irish Novels’, pp.22-31;
  • Colbert Kearney, ‘The Short Story 1900-1945’, pp.32-21;
  • A. Norman Jeffares, ‘The Realist Novel 1900-1945’, pp.42-52;
  • Benedict Kiely, ‘The Historical Novel’, pp.53-66;
  • Thomas Kilroy, ‘The Autobiographical Novel’, ppp.67-75;
  • Denis Donoghue, ‘The Fiction of James Joyce’, pp.76-88;
  • Terence Brown, ‘Literary Autobiography in the Twentieth Century’, pp.89-98;
  • Prionsias Ó Conluain, ‘Prose Writing translated from the Irish’, pp.99-109;
  • Augustine Martin, ‘Fable and Fantasy’, pp.110-120;
  • Declan Kiberd, ‘Samuel Beckett and the Protestant Ethic’, pp.121-30;
  • John Jordan, ‘The Short Story after the Second World War’, pp.131-44;
  • Sean McMahon, ‘The Realist Novel after the Second World War’, 145-154;
  • Maurice Harmon, ‘Literary Biography in Twentieth-Century Ireland’.
Notes Select Bibliography [as infra]. Contributors [Notes].

E. A. Boyd, Ireland’s Literary Renaissance (Dublin and London: Maunsel 1922; reiss. Figgis 1968); Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (1914 [sic. err. for 1919]); also James M Cahalan, Great Hatred, Little Room: The Irish Historical Novel (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1984); Peter Costello, The Heart Grown Brutal: The Irish Revolution in Literature from Parnell to the Death of Yeats (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1977); Aodh de Blacam, Irish [sic. err. for Gaelic] Literature Surveyed (Dublin: Talbot Press 1933; reiss. Talbot 1973); Richard Fallis, The Irish Renaissance: an Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1978); Thomas Flanagan, The Irish Novelists 1900-1950 [sic for 1800-1850] (Columbia UP 1959); Maurice Harmon, Anglo-Irish Literature and its Backgrounds: An Irish Studies Handbook (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1977); Douglas Hyde, The [sic] Literary History of Ireland (London: T. Unwin Fisher 1899; new edn. with intro. by Brian Ó Cuív (London: Ernest Benn 1967); A. Norman Jeffares, Anglo-Irish Literature (London: Macmillan 1982); Benedict Kiely, Modern Irish Fiction: A Critique (Dublin: Golden Eagle Books 1950); Francis MacManus, ed, The Years of the Great Test 1926-1939 [Thom. Davis Lectures] (Cork: Mercier Press 1967); Roger McHugh and Maurice Harmon, Anglo-Irish Literature from its Origins to the Present Day (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1982); Augustine Martin, Anglo-Irish Literature (Dublin: Dept. of Foreign Affairs, 1980); Vivian Mercier, The Irish Comic Tradition (OUP 1962); Kevin B. Nowlan and T. Desmond Williams, eds., Ireland in the War Years and After, 1939-1935 [Thom. Davis Lects.] (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1969); Frank O’Connor, The Lonely Voice: Studies in the Short Story (London: Macmillan 1962); Partick Rafroidi and Maurice Harmon, eds., The Irish Novel in Our Time (Lille UP 1976) Rafroidi and Terence Brown, eds., The Irish Short Story: Studies of Irish Writers and their Work (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1979).

[Sundry remarks quoted under A-Z Authors.]

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