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Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

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Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe by Barry McCrea

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars - such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language - caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and projections that were formative of modernist writing. Seán ?" Ríordáin in Ireland and Pier Paolo Pasolini in Italy reshaped minor languages to use as private idioms of poetry; the revivalist conception of Irish as a lost, perfect language deeply affected the work of James Joyce; the disappearing dialects of northern France seemed to Marcel Proust to offer an escape from time itself. Drawing on a broad range of linguistic and cultural examples to present a major reevaluation of the origins and meaning of European literary modernism, Barry McCrea shows how the vanishing languages of the European countryside influenced metropolitan literary culture in fundamental ways. 

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Pages: 200
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370006457039 (DRM-EPUB)

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01/17/2017
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