A title that takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Canterbury Tales to Harry Potter. With masterful digressions into various themes - censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity and madness - it demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading.
Celebrate Irish culture with this literary collection, which includes: traditional ballads; poems by Thomas Moore, James Clarence Mangan, William Allingham, William Butler Yeats and others; short stories by Wilde, Le Fanu and Carleton; the novels Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
Contains a range of documents and interview material that explores the playwright Friel's life, work and the experiences of his collaborators and fellow artists who put that work on stage, including Patrick Mason, Connall Morrison, Joe Dowling and actors Catherine Byrne and Mark Lambert.
Dr Victoria Stewart explores the life and work of Sean O'Casey, whose writing career spanned some of the most tumultuous times in Ireland's history, tracing the path which led him to an association with Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the early 1920s, and the turn his career took after he made the decision to leave Ireland for good.
"Across the Lines" is a study of how language mediates experience across cultures with regard to travel. The study is partly based on the books of various travel writers with no grasp of a foreign tongue and their perceptions using interpreters and guides.
Offering a critical reappraisal of a prolific and popular genre, this text also brings new material into the broader field of television studies. It surveys the traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing assumptions and misconceptions, and explores the problems of previous approaches.