Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

Literature and ideology: the penetration of Anglo-Irish literature in Spain

Antonio Raúl de Toro Santos

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1995.8.19

Abstract

One important way of penetration of Irish literature and culture in Spain was through the northwestern part of the country, Galicia in particular. Geographical, historical and ideological facts favoured a trend towards everything connected with Ireland. Therefore, Irish literature was studied, translated and became a model for some Galician critics and writers. One reason for this approach was entirely ideological: Ireland stood for a representative of the Celtic countries and Galicia was one of their members, or so they claimed. The implications of the Irish Literary Renaissance were carefully followed and, as a consequence, brought about cultural and literary manifestations inspired by the Irish movement.

Keywords

Literatura irlandesa; Literatura gallega; Influencia ideológica; Influencia literaria; Identidad; Celtismo



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1995.8.19

Copyright (c) 1995 Antonio Raúl de Toro Santos

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