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Great Irish authors
Title:
Great Irish authors
Edition:
Wide screen.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., [2013]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; high definition; wide screen presentation.

System requirements for DVD-ROM features: PC with Windows and Adobe Acrobat.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
General Note:
DVD-ROM special features in PDF format: Educator's guide; reading list; references; timeline.
Contents:
program 1. The classics: 5th century AD : St. Patrick's prayer -- 1726 : Gulliver's travels, the first great Irish novel -- 1766 : Oliver Goldsmith publishes The vicar of Wakerfield -- 1891 : Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray is published -- 1897 : Bram Stoker introduces Dracula to the world.

program 2. Early 20th century authors: 1913 : George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion is performed -- 1916 : W.B. Yeats, father of the Irish literary revival -- 1922 : James Joyce, Ulysses -- 1923 : Sean O'Casey begins the Dublin trilogy -- 1925 : Liam O'Flaherty wins the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

program 3. The new wave: 1941 : Brian O'Nolan writes an Irish language novel -- 1953 : Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot premieres -- 1954 : Dame Iris Murdoch pens Under the net -- 1954 : C.S. Lewis completes The chronicles of Narnia -- 1954 : Brendan Behan's The quare fellow premieres in Dublin -- 1960 : Edna O'Brien begins The country girls trilogy -- 1997 : Frank McCourt wins the Pulitzer Prize -- 2009 : Seamus Heaney reads "Digging."
Abstract:
The classics: Examines Irish literature from its beginnings in medieval Ireland, to its transition from Irish Gaelic to English, to the Irish literary tradition of satire, and finally to the words of Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker.

Early 20th century authors: Investigates how Ireland's turbulent early 20th century history also spawned a great Irish literary revival.

The new wave: Examines how post-World War II Irish authors distinguished themselves in every literary genre from children's literature to Nobel Prize-winning novels, plays, and poetry.
Added Title:
Classics.

Early 20th century authors.

New wave.
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