- Hardcover: 233 pages
- Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr; First Edition edition (April 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813207754
- ISBN-13: 978-0813207759
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,129,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption: The Mind of the Easter Rising, 1916 First Edition Edition
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From Library Journal
Moran delves into the psyche of Patrick Pearse, a bookish poet and sublimated homosexual, to outline a man seeking success if not in this life then in the next. Pearse was executed following the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, becoming the first modern Irish leader advocating physical force to die for his principles. Moran asks why Pearse, an unlikely hero, did so. Other histories have explained Pearse's hopeless stand through his devotion to ancient Irish heroes who died for Ireland. The motivation of the hundreds who joined the rising overwhelms the limits of psychohistory. Moran calls their actions "a revolt against reason," which seems oddly romantic for this author, given the 20th century's experience in guerrilla struggle. As a counter to nationalistic texts, Moran's study of Pearse fills a niche in academic collections of modern Irish history.
- Robert C. Moore, DuPont Merck Information Svcs., Wilmington, Del .
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