The Naked Irish: Portrait of a Nation Beyond the Clichés
The old clichés about the Irish are as comfortable as they are familiar. They give us a part to play and save us from the trouble of soul searching. But what if there was something more exciting underneath those layers of exaggeration? Isn’t it worth finding out?
Clare O’Dea takes the 10 most common assumptions about the Irish and examines them one by one. In this entertaining and insightful book, these clichés are held up to the light and forensically examined with wit and flair. The Naked Irish is fresh and thoughtful analysis of what it means to be Irish in the 21st century.
About the Author
Originally from Dublin, Clare’s career as a journalist spans two decades and three countries. Most recently, she worked at the international news service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation in Bern, where she covered Swiss politics, culture and business news for nine years. A former Irish Times journalist, Clare had a varied career in Dublin working in radio, television, print and theatre.
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