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Anarchive: James Clarence Mangan among the Ruins

Cóilín Parsons

in The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767701
eISBN:
9780191821585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter deals with the translation of the Ordnance Survey’s work from government archive to literary production by the poet James Clarence Mangan, who worked as a copyist for the Survey. The key ... More


Writing the Irish Famine

Christopher Morash

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the late 1840s, more than one million Irish men and women died of starvation and disease, and a further two million emigrated in one of the worst European sustenance crises of modern times. Yet a ... More


Orpheus in the city

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Chapter 1 begins with a primal myth transposed to the city. William Wordsworth’s ‘Power of Music’ represents street music as an unqualified blessing: in proclaiming his fiddler ‘An Orpheus!’, the ... More


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