By L. Harte
Examines the autobiographical literature of the Irish in Britain from 1700 to the current day, drawing at the paintings of a variety of writers from a variety of backgrounds and social sessions.
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Examines the autobiographical literature of the Irish in Britain from 1700 to the current day, drawing at the paintings of a variety of writers from a range of backgrounds and social sessions.
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Priestley’s hectoring vision of a prospective mass Irish repatriation in the 1930s – ‘what a grand clearance there will be in all the Western ports, from the Clyde to Cardiff, what a fine exit of ignorance and dirt and drunkenness and disease’42 – the perspectives of the migrants themselves have been much harder to hear. How have they represented their lived realities and imagined 37 38 39 40 41 42 MacRaild, Irish Migrants in Modern Britain, p. 187. Thomas Carlyle, Chartism (London, 1839), p. 182.
For the likes of James Mullin and John Stewart Collis, an initial fascination with cultural difference modulates into gradations of outsider-insiderness, each version of which is inflected by the author’s background and socio-economic situation, including the conditions under which they left Ireland. 56 54 55 56 George O’Brien, Out of Our Minds (Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1994), p. 14. Elizabeth Hamilton, An Irish Childhood (London: Chatto & Windus, 1963), p. 77. Bill Naughton, Saintly Billy: A Catholic Boyhood (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp.
Bill Naughton, Saintly Billy: A Catholic Boyhood (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 85–6. Introduction: Migration and Autobiographical Authorship xxxv Such figurative bonds mutate into actual manacles in the piquant jail journal of Darrell Figgis, who arrived in Stafford as a republican prisoner in 1916. Having lived and worked in London as a young man, Figgis was no stranger to England, yet his angle of vision was radically tilted by the circumstances of his return: ‘I could not more strangely have been led captive among the mountains of the moon, so icy was this world and such leagues apart from that which I had known.