By Paul Hyland, Neil Sammells
It is a number of unique essays through overseas students which specializes in Irish writing in English from the eighteenth century to the current. The essays discover the recurrent motif of exile and the subversive capability of Irish writing in political, cultural and literary phrases. Case-studies of significant writers comparable to quick, Joyce, and Heaney are set along discussions of really unexplored writing equivalent to radical pamphleteering within the age of the French Revolution and the contribution of ladies writers to Nationalistic journalism.
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Might curb his Desires, and make him ashamed of Understanding and seeming to feel what was Virtuous, and living so quite contrary a Life'. 6 Though Steele, largely for political reasons, did not always sign his writings, and frequently used pseudonyms, he did put his name to many of his publications and consistently argued that, at least normally, this was an author's moral duty. Thus, in 1711, having stated that 'the purpose' of the Tatler (1709-11) had been 'wholly lost by my being so long understood as the Author', he concluded the final number with the comment, 'I have voluntarily done what I think all Authors should do, when called upon.
33. 34. 35. 36. Irish Writing: Exile and Subversion Swift to Addison, 13 May 1713, in The Correspondence of Richard Steele, ed. R. Blanchard (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968) pp. 70-1. , pp. 72-3. , pp. 73-5. , pp. 77-8. R. Steele, Guardian, no. 63 (23 May 1713), signed by Steele. See also Guardian, no. 80 (12 June 1713). John Gay, The Present State of Wit (1711), pp. 2-3. E. Smith to R. Harley, 14 Oct 1713: British Library, Loan 29/156/ unfol. Contrary to Blanchard's claim in Richard Steele's Periodical Journalism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959) that 'there is nothing to indicate that he [Steele] was collaborating with news sheets, tracts, or pamphlets, who officially or independently supported Whig propaganda' (p.
Nor were great prestige and popularity Steele's only assets. His friendship with a large number of young writers promised to provide the opposition with an injection of new talent eager to support Steele in the press, and his membership of the Hanover and Kit-Cat clubs, the main Naming Names: Steele and Swift 25 disseminators of Whig policy and patronage, obviously added to his literary influence. Thus, in October 1713, when Harley received intelligence that Steele hath 8 or 10 Persons, if not more that Lodges and Diats in his owne house in York buildings, and are Students in Oxford and Cambridge .