Crazy John and the Bishop, and Other Essays on Irish Culture
Distributed for The University of Notre Dame Press
The topics range from eighteenth-century satire and sentimentalism to the modern Irish novel, the carnivalesque in early nineteenth-century Cork to the philosophy of Tolan and Berkeley. In moving from celebrated reputations to lesser known writers, the book also breaches the boundaries between literary criticism, intellectual and political history. It concludes with a vigorous intervention into the ongoing debate surrounding revisionism in Irish Studies.