Irish Literature in English
...English colonization), the peasant woman or the Gaelic language, became standards in Irish national literature and mind, until they even became meaningless stereotypes.
James Joyce and the "double-vision".
James Joyce clearly exposed the reality and even necessity of an inherited mtissage in all his literary works, like Dubliners, Ulysses, and perhaps most notably, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. This novel illustrates through the complex characterization of Stephen, the "double-vision" of this generation of modern Irish writers, probably more influenced by European ideologies and aesthetics than writers taking part in the Celtic Revival. As a matter of fact... 25 April 2008 Irish...