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Technological University Dublin

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This engaging collection of essays considers the cultural complexities of the Franco-Irish relationship in song and story, image and cuisine, novels, paintings and poetry. It casts a fresh eye on public perceptions of the historic bonds between Ireland and France, revealing a rich variety of contact and influence. Controversy is not shirked, whether on the subject of Irish economic decline or reflecting on prominent, contentious personalities such as Ian Paisley and Michel Houellebecq. Contrasting ideas of the popular and the intellectual emerge in a study of Brendan Kennelly; recent Irish tribunals are analysed in the light of French cultural theory; and familiar renditions of Franco-Irish links are re-evaluated against the evidence of newspaper and journal accounts.
Drawing on the disciplines of history, art, economics and literature, and dipping into the good wines of France and Ireland, the book paints a fascinating picture of the relationship between the two countries over three dramatic centuries.

ISBN

978-3-0353-9861-8

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

France, Ireland, Culture, connections

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Comments

Edited by Benjamin Keatinge and Mary Pierse. This is a volume in the series Reimagining Ireland edited by Dr. Eamon Maher.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0592-0

France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

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