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by Fintan O'Toole

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Author: Fintan O'Toole
ISBN: 1859848214
ISBN13: 978-1859848210
Language: English
Publisher: Verso; 1st edition (January 17, 1998)
Pages: 190
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Fintan O'Toole, columnist and drama critic for the" Irish Times," is the author of seven books, including "A Traitor's Kiss "(FSG, 1998). His work frequently appears in a number of American magazines. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. Библиографические данные.

Fintan O'Toole, columnist and drama critic for the" Irish Times," is the author of seven books, including "A Traitor's Kiss "(FSG, 1998). The Lie of the Land: Irish Identities.

Fintan O’Toole highlights the contradictions and the mythologies at work in Ireland’s ever-changing idea of itse The Lie of the Land is a highly .

Fintan O’Toole highlights the contradictions and the mythologies at work in Ireland’s ever-changing idea of itse The Lie of the Land is a highly engaging study of Ireland’s fractured and shifting identities by one of its most talented writers. From its sometimes confused sense of place, caught somewhere between Europe and America, Ireland has redefined itself in the 1990s. Fintan O’Toole highlights the contradictions and the mythologies at work in Ireland’s ever-changing idea of itself. O'Toole was born in Dublin and was partly educated at University College Dublin.

His recent books have focused on the rise, fall and aftermath of Ireland's Celtic Tiger.

O'Toole, Fintan, 1958-. The Irish for ho ho ho. -Gay Byrne. National characteristics, Irish, Civilization, National characteristics, Irish, Ireland - Civilization - 20th century, Ireland. London ; New York : Verso. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by ttscribe15. hongkong on December 7, 2018.

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Fintan O'Toole highlights the contradictions and the mythologies at work in Ireland's ever-changing idea of itself. As I write this, in early 2009, the Irish church is expected soon to release what the archbishop of Dublin describes as a shocking report on clergy sex abuse. Thousands of children, said Diarmuid Martin, were abused by Irish priests, and at least two bishops covered up the problem. I note this because I think that this book by Fintan O'Toole, written almost a decade ago, provides telling context for the Irish scandal.

The lie of the land : Irish identities. The lie of the land : Irish identities, Fintan O'Toole ; foreword by Mike Davis Verso London ; New York 1999. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1999, The lie of the land : Irish identities, Fintan O'Toole ; foreword by Mike Davis Verso London ; New York.

Fintan O'Toole is one of Ireland's most respected journalists, with a regular column in the Irish Times and a weekly contribution to the Guardian. He has written books on the politics of the Irish beef industry and Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Fintan O'Toole is one of Ireland's most respected journalists, with a regular column in the Irish Times and a weekly contribution to the Guardian. He has written books on the politics of the Irish beef industry and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He is currently living and working in New York as drama critic at the Daily News.

Fintan O’Toole An old object does not carry such a potent charge just because of the things that can be reproduced so well with our technologies-the form, the materials, the decorative skills.

An old object does not carry such a potent charge just because of the things that can be reproduced so well with our technologies-the form, the materials, the decorative skills. Its value does not even lie in the unique information it can impart to archaeologists, historians and scientists. What makes it pulse with life is the idea of the people who touched and were touched by it. It is the hands that made it, the eyes that feasted on or feared it, the terror, wonder or delight it evoked.

He has written for the paper since 1988. The Irish Times Book of the Century, 1999; Shakespeare is Hard But So is Life, 2002; Contributor, Granta 77: What We Think of America, 2002; "Jubilee", Granta 79: Celebrity, 2002; After The Ball, 2003

Moving statues in a rural church, millionaires with global dreams, country and-western fans slaughtering sheep at the Halal in Ballyhaunis: images of the real or the surreal? The blurred distinction between the two says much about the contemporary state of Ireland, and about the ways in which a country constantly builds and rebuilds its own identity.From its sometimes confused sense of place, caught somewhere between Europe and America, Ireland has redefined itself in the 1990s. Often out of necessity (the Irish Church forced to confront paedophilia among its own ranks, for example), occasionally through sheer will and bravado, Ireland has changed to such an extent that it can now boast a greater 1996 per-capita GDP than the UK and a real place in the global economy. But the legacy of John F. Kennedy’s visit and the relentless wave of emigration it signified, as well as arguments over nationalism, sexual politics and the Church, remain, creating a diverse, energetic and socially engaged community.This is a highly pleasurable collection of essays, drawn from Fintan O’Toole’s best writings of the last two decades. Its portraits of people—talk-show hosts, priests, children, pop stars—and its reports of social and political upheaval, reveal a country still in search of itself, but more at ease with the complexities of its own make-up; a country whose buried memories, tourist myths and current contradictions might now be reworked to forge a truly modern Irish identity.
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His new book looks at the later consequences. Lie of the Land exposes the roots of Ireland's 21st Century troubles
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As I write this, in early 2009, the Irish church is expected soon to release what the archbishop of Dublin describes as a shocking report on clergy sex abuse. Thousands of children, said Diarmuid Martin, were abused by Irish priests, and at least two bishops covered up the problem. I note this because I think that this book by Fintan O'Toole, written almost a decade ago, provides telling context for the Irish scandal. Already back then, he writes, priests were disappearing from parishes and bishops were fleeing the country. And the "lie"? Almost no one talked about what so many of the Irish people knew, that there was a severe problem of pedophilia in the church. I came along later, last year, to produce a book on the impact of that problem today, "An Irish Tragedy: How sex abuse by Irish priests helped cripple the Catholic church." In Ireland and America. O'Toole's book, "The Lie of the Land," was of great help to me in my research.=--Joe Rigert, author.
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