Chapter 4. Region and Nation in Britain and Ireland

  1. Nigel Alderman Assistant Professor2 and
  2. C. D. Blanton Assistant Professor3
  1. Michael Thurston Associate Professor

Published Online: 23 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch4

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

How to Cite

Thurston, M. (2009) Region and Nation in Britain and Ireland, in A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry (eds N. Alderman and C. D. Blanton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310306.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mount Holyoke College, USA

  2. 3

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

Author Information

  1. Smith College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129244

Online ISBN: 9781444310306

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Keywords:

  • Nairnean terms “remote areas where presence of past was compounded with a bleak economic future”;
  • Northern Ireland- latest manifestation of ineradicable human tendency toward violence;
  • Nationalist desire embodied as “The More a Man Has the More a Man Wants”;
  • not to get lynched in a bourgeois democracy “be Welsh” “Be black” “Be a woman”;
  • “Neighbours” - global environment without the parochial hook

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Wales

  • Scotland

  • Northern England and the Midlands

  • Further Reading