Fintan O’Toole’s “We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland”

$125.00

Ireland’s foremost intellectual and critic, Fintan O’Toole, wrote a witty masterpiece, We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland. This is the key work for any serious understanding of contemporary Ireland.

Course text: We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland by Fintan O’Toole. Publisher: Liveright/W.W. Norton 2022.

5 Zoom sessions. Mondays. 8-9:15 pm. November 7 – December 5.  

Class fee: $125

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Dr. Patrick O’Donnell at education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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1958-2018
Ireland’s foremost intellectual and critic, Fintan O’Toole has created a witty masterpiece with his
We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland. He traces six decades of transformations in Ireland’s identity with relentless and satirical honesty and insight. Reading like a page-turner novel and full of personal anecdotes and interconnections, he depicts the convulsions that shook Irish self-delusion and hypocrisy using sources spanning economics, politics, history, literature, theatre, and popular culture. This is the key work for any serious understanding of contemporary Ireland and the dislocations and turbulence that have paradoxically shaped its current vibrant identity.