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    An Gúm’s Censorship of Makers of Europe


    Cassin, Teresa (2018) An Gúm’s Censorship of Makers of Europe. NPPSH Reflections, 2. pp. 56-65. ISSN 2565-6031

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    Abstract

    The book publisher, An Gúm, was established in 1926 as part of the Department of Education of the Irish Free State to provide reading matter for Irish language learners and the Irish-speaking public. It was clear at the time of its establishment that there had been very little original writing made available in the Irish language in the previous years; therefore, An Gúm undertook an ambitious scheme of translation. During the 1930s alone, more than 250 translations from European languages were published; including both textbooks and general literature. Gradually, as more creative writers came forward writing original literature, the need for translations became less acute and, from 1940 on, less and less translations of literary titles were undertaken (‘An Gúm: Nóta Eolais’, 2018).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: NPPSH; An Gúm; Censorship; Makers of Europe;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Research Institutes > An Foras Feasa
    Item ID: 10840
    Depositing User: NPPSH Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 17:08
    Journal or Publication Title: NPPSH Reflections
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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