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The Irish Famine [Paperback]

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Pages   214
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2005
Publisher   Profile Books
ISBN  1861974604  
EAN  9781861974600  


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Colm Tóibín's The Irish Famine is a superbly pithy account of the controversies surrounding the failure of Ireland's potato crop from 1845-1848. Moving freely between historical sources and personal reflection, Tóibín asks why existing accounts of the famine focus on statistics and government policies instead of considering the experiences of those who died, were bereaved, or emigrated during the calamity. In arguing for a more informed analysis of the crisis, he raises vital questions about the writing of history. How can we tell an "official" story without losing sight of more intimate, intensely personal tragedies? How can we write about an event which was marked by the complete erasure of its victims?


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Colm Toibin is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His nonfiction includes The Sign of the Times and Love in a Dark Time. He writes frequently for such publications as The London Review of Books and The New York Review of Books. He was a fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at New York Public Library, and has taught at Stanford, Princeton, and American universities, as well as the New School, in the United States. His books have been translated into eighteen languages.

Colm Toibin currently resides in Dublin. Colm Toibin was born in 1955.

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Documents concerning the Irish Famine.  Aug 31, 2007
The authors have compiled a representative sample of documents concerning the Irish Famine. Not only do you get actual reports of the disease and death that is taking effect, but you also get some British authorities discounting the nature and effects of the famine and some blaming the victims for the famine. This is amazing stuff, as you can see the 19th century mind at work saying the famine is a way to combine the small holdings of the poor farmers together. In the process, millions died and millions more emigrated to countries like Canada, the United States, and Australia.

This is an OK read. The material is written in 19th century language and the reader needs to compensate for this. Otherwise, you can see the bureaucratic nature of the British Empire as it tries to figure out and fight the famine.
 

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