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Works about this Work

Life-Writing and Diaspora II : The Autobiographical Writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia Patrick Buckridge , Liam Harte , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Irish Autobiography 2018; (p. 331-347)

'There is no more common Irish journey than that made by generations of people ‘across the water’ to Great Britain. A complex set of factors, from the countries’ geographical proximity to the colonial nature of their historical relationship, combine to ensure that Irish migration to Britain ‘comprises a very large, very special case’.  Australia, too, has claims to exceptionalism as a receptor of Irish migrants. Oliver MacDonagh proposes three respects in which the Irish-Australian diaspora differs from its counterparts in Britain and North America: its historically high percentage of the total population of the new country, its very even demographic distribution and the somewhat special status of the Irish as a ‘founding people’, arriving in Australia – mainly as convicts and soldiers – at the beginning of its European colonization, thereby exercising a potentially stronger influence over the shape and destiny of the new nation than the other Irish emigrations could hope to achieve. Although points of commonality co-exist with these markers of difference – particularly for Catholic Irish migrants, who have a shared historical experience of being a denigrated out-group in both countries – any joint examination of the autobiographical writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia must expect the contrasts to eclipse the correspondences. Yet, as this chapter will show, despite being shaped by highly distinctive diasporic histories and sociocultural conditions, these respective literary corpuses reveal certain narrative preoccupations that illuminate the shifting meanings of home and belonging for those whose identities are forged across boundaries and heritages.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z565009 1995 single work criticism The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.
Irish Coffeetable Katherine Weber , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 19 April 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Ideal Visions of Ireland Bob Thompson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: San Francisco Chronicle , 15 March sec. 6:5 1992;

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 15 March 1992; (p. 1332)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Unsentimental Journeys into Ireland's Heart Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 November 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Evocations of Ireland Peter Pierce , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 January-4 February vol. 113 no. 5805 1992; (p. 193)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Keneally Taps Irish Psyche Paul Majendie , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 18 January 1992; (p. 15)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 15 March 1992; (p. 1332)

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
Ideal Visions of Ireland Bob Thompson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: San Francisco Chronicle , 15 March sec. 6:5 1992;

— Review of Now and in Time to Be : Ireland and the Irish Thomas Keneally , 1992 single work prose biography
y separately published work icon Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z565009 1995 single work criticism The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.
Harping On Tony Stephens , 1991 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 December 1991; (p. 43)
Life-Writing and Diaspora II : The Autobiographical Writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia Patrick Buckridge , Liam Harte , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Irish Autobiography 2018; (p. 331-347)

'There is no more common Irish journey than that made by generations of people ‘across the water’ to Great Britain. A complex set of factors, from the countries’ geographical proximity to the colonial nature of their historical relationship, combine to ensure that Irish migration to Britain ‘comprises a very large, very special case’.  Australia, too, has claims to exceptionalism as a receptor of Irish migrants. Oliver MacDonagh proposes three respects in which the Irish-Australian diaspora differs from its counterparts in Britain and North America: its historically high percentage of the total population of the new country, its very even demographic distribution and the somewhat special status of the Irish as a ‘founding people’, arriving in Australia – mainly as convicts and soldiers – at the beginning of its European colonization, thereby exercising a potentially stronger influence over the shape and destiny of the new nation than the other Irish emigrations could hope to achieve. Although points of commonality co-exist with these markers of difference – particularly for Catholic Irish migrants, who have a shared historical experience of being a denigrated out-group in both countries – any joint examination of the autobiographical writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia must expect the contrasts to eclipse the correspondences. Yet, as this chapter will show, despite being shaped by highly distinctive diasporic histories and sociocultural conditions, these respective literary corpuses reveal certain narrative preoccupations that illuminate the shifting meanings of home and belonging for those whose identities are forged across boundaries and heritages.' (Introduction)

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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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