Selected Writings by Daniel Corkery published by Cork University Press
Daniel Corkery was the most influential and provocative cultural critic of the early Irish Free State.
Mike Collins, Publications Director at Cork University Press said, “This collection of Corkery’s writings is a testimony to the sheer productivity of his eighty and more years. This book brings together oft-cited published material that is no longer easily available and unpublished manuscripts from the Corkery archive. The result is an edited collection that both reveals the central and recurring concerns of Corkery’s critical writings, and offers a unique insight into his wide-ranging cultural interests”.
Included in the collection are key chapters from The Hidden Ireland and Synge and Anglo-Irish Literature, newspaper articles, literature reviews, a previously-unpublished essay and a radio broadcast. The book concludes with a selection of contemporary responses to Corkery’s critical writings. This section of the book clearly indicates the strong reactions, both positive and negative, that his work originally elicited and allows the reader to situate Corkery within the intellectual debates of his day.
For further information or to order a copy of this book please contact:
Mike Collins, Publications Director, Cork University Press, tel (021) 4902980
Cork University Press began publishing in 1925 and is the oldest university press in Ireland publishing approximately 15 books a year and one journal, The Irish Review.