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Charles Fanning

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Winner of the American Conference for Irish Studies Prize for Literary Criticism

The Irish Voice in America surveys the fiction written by the Irish in America over the past two hundred and fifty years. For this second edition, Fanning has added a chapter that covers the fiction of the past decade. He argues that contemporary writers continue to draw on Ireland as a source and are important chroniclers of the modern American experience.

Fanning's admirable work is a welcome addition to ethnic studies…. His material is revealing, his insights are informed, his scholarship points to possibilities. -- American Literature

A vastly impressive survey of Irish American fiction ranging from the 1760s broadsides of Lawrence Sweeney down all the years to Alice McDermott’s novel Charming Billy (1998). -- American Literature

A book indispensable to anyone pursuing the Irish-American genre. -- Boston Irish Reporter

The most important book yet published in Irish-American studies…. A magnificent blend of long and diligent research, excellent organization, careful though and judgment, and beautiful writing. -- Lawrence J. McCaffrey, Irish Literary Supplement

An accessible yet erudite, largely even-handed, extraordinarily well-written study. -- MELUS

Fanning is best at analyzing the combination of passion and reticence that seems to be characteristically Irish. -- Philadelphia Inquirer


Publication Date

11-27-1990

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813109701

eISBN

9780813148335

Keywords

American fiction, Irish-American authors, Irish Americans in literature

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America

The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction
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