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Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett: These four masters of Irish literature created works of startling innovation and unparalleled literary merit. They defied popular expectations and confounded critics with unique masterpieces that one might think of as puzzles, the solution of which lies at the heart of the modern age. Understanding the works of these greats, all associated to some degree with the Irish Literary Revival, is fundamental not only to a richer appreciation of Irish literature, but to a better comprehension of modern literature in all its manifestations, for these authors struggled with the idea of modernity and all it entailed, and the fruits of their struggle stand as monuments to the remarkable capacity of literary imagination.

Renowned professor George O'Brien of Georgetown University provides the biographical background of these authors and an in-depth analysis of their greatest works. In the course of these lectures, O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the Irishness that characterizes each of them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurele | 3/20/2010

    " Very interesting study of Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 3/5/2010

    " Very thorough treatment of the four pillars of modern Irish lit. Very interesting and contains a ton of information. Valuable since I was only really familiar with WIlde going in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurele | 2/15/2010

    " Very interesting study of Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett. "

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