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Book Launch: Louis de Paor’s new book to launch in Moore Institute, NUIG

Book Launch: Louis de Paor’s new book to launch in Moore Institute, NUIG Wednesday, 05th September, 2018

The new collection of essays, Ag Caint Leis an Simné? Dúshlán an Traidisiúin agus Nualitríocht na Gaeilge by Louis de Paor, will be launched by Michael Cronin, Chair of French 1776, TCD, at an event in The Moore Institute (Room G010), the National University of Ireland, Galway on Thursday, 13 September, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

What relationship exists, or could exist, between the individual writer and the tradition that the writer follows? And how do readers respond to that aspect of the writer's work. Insofar as the literary tradition in Irish is splintered, for a good part, and as many Irish-language writers and readers are separated from the oral tradition of the Gaeltacht and with the old literature, more or less, the question is more complicated than it would be in other languages that do not have a history of colonialism behind them.

With that, there is a certain discomfort with regard to the question of tradition since the adaptation of Irish language literature during the revival and different writers have responded in various ways to the challenge of adapting a minority language and colonised culture for themselves and their readers.

In Ag Caint leis an Simné? Dúshlán an Traidisiúin agus Nualitríocht na Gaeilge, Louis de Paor tackles this question by analysing the work of major poets and prose writer in the Irish language - works by Seán Ó Ríordáin, Liam S. Gógan, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Máirtín Ó Direáin, Máirtín Ó Cadhain and Brian Ó Nualláin (Myles na gCopaleen) - to see how they resolved this question in their own work, and whether, indeed they succeeded in resolving it.


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