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Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923, R.F. Foster

Label
Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923
Title
Vivid faces
Title remainder
the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923
Statement of responsibility
R.F. Foster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--From publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, R. F.
Dewey number
941.5082/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA962
LC item number
.F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Revolutions
  • Social change
  • Politics and culture
Label
Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923, R.F. Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Ireland of yesterday -- Fathers and children -- Learning -- Playing -- Loving -- Writing -- Arming -- Fighting -- Reckoning -- Remembering -- Conclusion: Freedoms -- Biographical appendix
Control code
1590906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxiii, 463 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780393082791
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1590906
  • (OCoLC)900241297
Label
Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923, R.F. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Ireland of yesterday -- Fathers and children -- Learning -- Playing -- Loving -- Writing -- Arming -- Fighting -- Reckoning -- Remembering -- Conclusion: Freedoms -- Biographical appendix
Control code
1590906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxiii, 463 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780393082791
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1590906
  • (OCoLC)900241297

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