Wild Irish Nationalisms

Despite its solemn intent, Lady Morgan’s The Wild Irish Girl is a silly book. Still, for what is a rickety plotted, extravagantly overwritten, stagy and dragging novel it has proved notwithstanding wildly influential: for two centuries its effect on the discourse of cultural politics has been profound.

Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson), The Wild Irish Girl. 1806. ed. Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) xxiv + 266pp. £7.99.


~ by thebicyclops on September 30, 2008.

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