Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923

The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923


Author: R. F. Foster

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245926

Category: History

Page: 480

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A masterful history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation. On Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels poured into Dublin’s streets to proclaim an independent republic. Ireland’s long struggle for self-government had suddenly become a radical and bloody fight for independence from Great Britain. Irish nationalists mounted a week-long insurrection, occupying public buildings and creating mayhem before the British army regained control. The Easter Rising provided the spark for the Irish revolution, a turning point in the violent history of Irish independence. In this highly original history, acclaimed scholar R. F. Foster explores the human dimension of this pivotal event. He focuses on the ordinary men and women, Yeats’s “vivid faces,” who rose “from counter or desk among grey / Eighteenth-century houses” and took to the streets. A generation made, not born, they rejected the inherited ways of the Church, their bourgeois families, and British rule. They found inspiration in the ideals of socialism and feminism, in new approaches to love, art, and belief. Drawing on fresh sources, including personal letters and diaries, Foster summons his characters to life. We meet Rosamond Jacob, who escaped provincial Waterford for bustling Dublin. On a jaunt through the city she might visit a modern art gallery, buy cigarettes, or read a radical feminist newspaper. She could practice the Irish language, attend a lecture on Freud, or flirt with a man who would later be executed for his radical activity. These became the roots of a rich life of activism in Irish and women’s causes. Vivid Faces shows how Rosamond and her peers were galvanized to action by a vertiginous sense of transformation: as one confided to his diary, “I am changing and things around me change.” Politics had fused with the intimacies of love and belief, making the Rising an event not only of the streets but also of the hearts and minds of a generation.

A Nation and not a Rabble

The Irish Revolution 1913–23


Author: Diarmaid Ferriter

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658822

Category: History

Page: 920

View: 9317

Packed with violence, political drama and social and cultural upheaval, the years 1913-1923 saw the emergence in Ireland of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Irish home rule and in response, the Irish Volunteers, who would later evolve into the IRA. World War One, the rise of Sinn Fin, intense Ulster unionism and conflict with Britain culminated in the Irish war of Independence, which ended with a compromise Treaty with Britain and then the enmities and drama of the Irish Civil War. Drawing on an abundance of newly released archival material, witness statements and testimony from the ordinary Irish people who lived and fought through extraordinary times, A Nation and not a Rabble explores these revolutions. Diarmaid Ferriter highlights the gulf between rhetoric and reality in politics and violence, the role of women, the battle for material survival, the impact of key Irish unionist and republican leaders, as well as conflicts over health, land, religion, law and order, and welfare.

The Comic Everywoman in Irish Popular Theatre

Political Melodrama, 1890-1925


Author: Susanne Colleary

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030020088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

View: 3784

This book is a comprehensive study of comic women in performance as Irish Political Melodrama from 1890 to 1925. It maps out the performance contexts of the period, such as Irish “poor” theatre both reflecting and complicating narratives of Irish Identity under British Rule. The study investigates the melodramatic aesthetic within these contexts and goes on to analyse a selection of the melodramas by the playwrights J.W. Whitbread and P.J. Bourke. In doing so, the analyses makes plain the comic structures and intent that work across both character and action, foregrounding comic women at the centre of the discussion. Finally, the book applies a “practice as research” dimension to the study. Working through a series of workshops, rehearsals and a final performance, Colleary investigates comic identity and female performance through a feminist revisionist lens. She ultimately argues that the formulation of the Comic Everywoman as staged “Comic” identity can connect beyond the theatre to her “Everyday” self. This book is intended for those interested in theatre histories, comic women and in popular performance.

John Hearne

Architect of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland


Author: Eugene Broderick

Publisher: Merrion Press

ISBN: 1911024558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 8797

John Hearne: Architect of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland is the first-ever biography of the ‘architect in chief and draftsman’ of the constitution. In the six-year period that it took to draft the constitution, John Hearne was involved at every stage alongside Éamon de Valera; his attitudes and concerns – especially with the protection of human rights in a period which saw the rise of dictatorships throughout Europe – governed the make-up of the fundamental law. This law still stands today and reverberates through every call for referendum or repeal. John Hearne is the biography of a man, later Irish Ambassador to Canada and the United States, who masterminded Irish policy, nationally and internationally, for decades; his essential role in the making of the constitution will result in a greater understanding and re-evaluation of one of its most defining and controversial documents.

More Hesselbein on Leadership


Author: Frances Hesselbein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118592816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 3308

"Frances Hesselbein inspires people from all walks of life, from Fortune 500 CEOs to philanthropists, military general officers, young leaders, and nonprofit executives in every social sector. Leadership, she teaches, begins not with what you do, but with who you are." --Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Get wisdom and advice on a range of timeless leadership topics and challenges from Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of the acclaimed Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. This collection of compelling articles is a must-read for leaders who need to be prepared to guide their organizations into an uncertain future. With rare intelligence and keen insight, she: Offers an impassioned discussion about her zeal for diversity and inclusion Takes a hard look at today's pervasive atmosphere of cynicism and mistrust Reveals how leaders can change the lives of children, schools, and communitities Extols a new generation that relate to the maxim "Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do" Shows what it takes to be a true leader during a crisis And more.

Of Irish Blood

A Novel


Author: Mary Pat Kelly

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429987375

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8088

It's 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest, and Ireland's revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland. Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as Gabrielle Chanel, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Nora Barnicle, into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Emperor Mage


Author: Tamora Pierce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439115169

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3610

Daine must confront a powerful leader in this third book of the Immortals series, featuring an updated cover for longtime fans and fresh converts alike, and including an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce. When Daine is sent to Carthak as part of a Tortallan peace delegation, she finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn’t like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it’s not her place to say anything—she’s only there to heal the emperor’s birds. Her worries only expand once she learns that her own power has grown in a dark and mysterious way. As the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak’s two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so caring with his birds, and so cruel to his people? Daine is sure he’s planning something—a terrible, power-hungry scheme. And she knows that she must fight this powerful Emperor Mage; the life of her beloved teacher is at risk.

Ars Combinatoria


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Combinatorial analysis

Page: N.A

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Addison Falls


Author: Laura Galusha

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491872764

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 3928

Beginning in Harling, Missouri in the summer of 1982, Addison Falls tells the story of Audrey Mills’ search for answers. After the death of her grandmother, she finds herself the sole remaining member of her family. At the same time she acquires a box belonging to her grandmother that had for many years been stashed in a friend’s attic. The contents of the box become the catalyst for Audrey’s quest. Addison Falls is by turns funny and deeply moving. It is the story of a journey not willingly taken. Although Audrey sets out to unravel a long held family secret, she ends up with so much more. Traveling between the fictional small towns of Harling, Addison Falls and Westerville, Audrey is joined by a cast of characters that accompany her along the way. We meet Marginell, Filbert, Jasper, Violet and Cliff. We attend the Truckers’ Chapel, survive a tornado and fall in love with a dog named Mule. Addison Falls is the first novel in the Addison Falls series.

Pedro's Chili Bowl


Author: ZaneDoe

Publisher: ZaneDoe

ISBN: 1463606435

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 8927

Lekita finally made the long-awaited trip to visit her hometown only to discover that so much of what she held close to her heart had been revamped to an unrecognizable degree. She walked the hallowed ground of her past amid a foreign landscape only to be haunted by all that was missing. The spirits from Lekita's past guided her through and out of the places she once called home. They say you can't go home again. You can--but it just might not be there anymore.