The Irish Review 52


Issue 52 of The Irish Review includes a superb essay by George Legg on the conceptualisation of the ‘new town’ of Craigavon and David Clare’s essay on Tristram Shandy. Issue 52 also includes poetry by Caitriona O’Reilly, Stephen Connolly, Rody Gorman and Tom French and a review article by Maria Johnston on Paul Muldoon and Vona Groarke.


Contradictory Capitalism, Geographical Inertia and the New City of Craigavon GEORGE LEGG

Under-regarded Roots: the Irish References in Sterne’s Tristram Shandy DAVID CLARE

Review Articles

 Making it New…Again GREGORY CASTLE

Economic History: Growth and Crises L.M. CULLEN





Three Poems TOM FRENCH



MEG TYLER on Michael Longley, The Stairwell

ALICE LYONS on Trevor Joyce, Selected Poems 1967-2014

JODY ALLEN RANDOLPH on Eavan Boland, A Woman Without a Country

ROSIE LAVAN on Edna Longley, Yeats and Modern Poetry

JUSTIN QUINN on Carmen Bugan, Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile & Stephanie Schwerter, Northern Irish Poetry and the Russian Turn: Intertextuality in the Work of Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian

CAROLINE MAGENNIS on Ellen McWilliams, Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction

DEIRDRE MULROONEY on Barbara O’Connor, The Irish Dancing: Cultural Politics and Identities, 1900-2000

MAUREEN O’CONNOR on Robert Brazeau and Derek Gladwin (eds), Eco-Joyce: the Environmental Imagination of James Joyce 

MAŁGORZATA KRASNODĘBSKA-D’AUGHTON  on Griffin Murray, The Cross of Cong. A Masterpiece of Medieval Irish Art

TOM DUNNE on Mary Louise O’Donnell, Ireland’s Harp: the Shaping of Irish Identity

CLODAGH TAIT on Éamonn Ó Ciardha and Micheál Ó Siochrú (eds), The Plantation of Ulster: Ideology and Practice

CLARE O’HALLORAN on John Gibney, The Shadow of a Year: the 1641 Rebellion in Irish History and Memory

CLARA CULLEN on Allan Blackstock, Science, Politics and Society in Early Nineteenth-century Ireland: the Reverend William Richardson

JOOST AUGUSTEIJN on William Murphy, Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921

MATTHEW LEWIS on John Borgonovo, The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916–1918

CHRIS MORASH on R.F. Foster, Vivid Faces: the Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890-1923

STEVE BRUCE on Richard Lawrence Jordan, The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics

DONAL Ó DRISCEOIL on Ann Andrews, Newspapers and Newsmakers: the Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-nineteenth Century & Mark O’Brien and Felix M. Larkin (eds), Periodicals and Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Writing Against the Grain



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