The Truth About the Irish
By Terry Eagleton
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312254889, 192pp.)
Publication Date: March 2000
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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If you're looking for a field guide to leprechauns, The Truth About the Irish is not the book for you. But if you can handle a frank and funny look into the minds and hearts of Irish people, you've been touched by that fabled Irish luck. Covering all things Irish from Blarney to Yeats, renowned literary and cultural critic Terry Eagleton separates the myths from the reality with his priceless blend of sidesplitting humor, caustic commentary, and the honest lowdown on the beloved and bewildering country of Ireland.
Terry Eagleton is Wharton Professor of English Literature at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. One of the world's leading literary critics, his many academic books include Literary Theory: An Introduction. He is also author of the play Saint Oscar and the novel Saints and Scholars, along with two widely acclaimed studies of Ireland, Heathcliffe and the Great Hunger and Crazy John and the Bishop.
"A fine, fast and very funny meditation." --Washington Post
" Terry Eagleton delves into what makes the Irish people tick, dispensing with nonsense about leprechauns, shamrocks and drunkeness to explore the truth behind the Irish psyche." --New York Post