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23/03/2015 · Those involved in the Irish Literary Revival, in particular, Lady Gregory, WB Yeats and JM Synge, wished to create a new literary Ireland

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The Irish Literary Revival, with W.B. Yeats as a key member, shaped Ireland's politics and sense of national identity in the early twentieth century. The movement sought to make Irish language and folklore a part of daily life in both rural and urban areas and was deeply connected to the nationalist political movement.

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31/08/2010 · The Irish Literary Revival—What was it
INKLINGS: A group of literary-minded scholars and friends at Oxford, largely centered around C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, who gathered informally and socially to read to each other their writings. Sometimes, they met at local bars such as "The Eagle and Child" (known colloquially as "The Bird and Baby);" or when convenient, they met in empty rooms in Magdalen college. Their members would take turns reading aloud their scholarly and artistic works in progress before they submitted them publication, while the other members listened and gave reviews (often caustic, pulling no punches!) to their fellows.

 

Part of the larger Celtic revival

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INDARBA (Old Irish, "banishment"): A traditional motif of banishment or exile in Celtic literature in which the hero is (often unjustly) exiled from his homeland or tribe or falsely imprisoned.

Portugal is also undergoing a Celtic revival
In Ireland, the purpose of the literary revival aimed at restoring the national identity of the Irish people. Yeats, like many playwrights, wanted to compose literature that will support the aspirations for Irish nationalism. In his play, Cathleen ni Houlihan, Yeats symbolizes Ireland as a white damsel in distress to call upon his Irishmen to fight for national independence. Moreover, he wanted his nationalistic message to be understood by the general population of Ireland. Yeats, like many other playwrights, did not want to produce plays that only catered to the well-educated and rich people of Ireland. In the 1890’s Irish theaters, like the Irish National Literary Theatre, invoked a sense of national identity by conveying its message for independence through literary symbolism. Indeed, Yeats rejects the Victorian drama of English theater:


irish literary revival | Study at NUI Galway

I appeal to every one whatever his politics...to do his best to help the Irish race to develop in future upon Irish lines, even at the risk of encouraging national aspirations, because upon Irish lines alone can the Irish race once more become what it was of yore—one of the most original, artistic, literary, and charming peoples of Europe." —Douglas Hyde, 1892, Irish scholar and outspoken advocate of Irish cultural revival -Nationalism
-Boer War
-Literacy/Education
-Desire for non-violent assertation of independence
-Success of Irish writers Readers see Joyce's ideas about the Irish cultural revival through Stephen "...are you Irish at all?...

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"...I would earnestly appeal to every one, whether Unionist or Nationalist, who wishes to see the Irish nation produce its best—and surely whatever our politics are we all wish that—to set his face against this constant running to England for our books, literature, music, games, fashions, and ideas.

Irish Literary Revival | The Broken Tower

The Gaelic League was founded in 1893 to revive the Irish language, which was falling increasingly out of use, especially in urban areas where English was dominant. The majority of its members were middle- and working-class English-speakers, and by 1908 it boasted roughly 600 branches, primarily in cities. One of the ways that the organization attracted new members was by offering opportunities for socializing and fun alongside Irish language study. An tOireachtas, the annual national festival (also advertised below) was launched in 1897. As the poster notes, by 1912, there were even special excursion trains to carry visitors from Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast and other locales to the festivities in Dublin. After all, who can resist a hornpipe championship and £ 1,200 in prizes?

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I would advise all my friends to quit Ireland — the country most dear to me; as long as they remain in it they will be in bondage and misery.What you labour for is sweetened by contentment and happiness; there is no failure in the potato crop, and you can grow every crop you wish, without manuring the land during life.