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The Irish Famine [Paperback]

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Pages   214
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2009
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 eight novels, three of which have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: The Blackwater Lightship, The Master (the Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year), and The Testament of Mary. His other novels include Nora Webster and Brooklyn. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books."

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

Colm Toibin has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  2. Signet Classics
  3. Writers on Writers

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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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