From the 1890's until the 1920's, a great tide of literary invention swept Ireland. As the country struggled for political independence, the writers who formed the Irish Literary Revival created a new, authentically Irish literature. Some, such as Yeats, Synge and Gregory, celebrated the mystical traditions of Ireland's west, others, such as O'Casey, explored Dublin's crowded streets and tenements.
Part history, part biography, and part travel guide, it takes the reader to Galway, the Aran Island, Mayo, Sligo, Wicklow and Dublin. Along the route, it visits the cottages and castles, crags and glens, theaters and pubs where some of the country's finest writers shaped an enduring vision of Irland.
R. Todd Felton is a writer and photographer who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Publisher- Roaring Forties Press