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Introduction: bodies and blood -- Body and soul: Yeats, the Famine, and the two Cathleens -- Under siege: blood, borders, and the body politic -- Excess of love: Padraig Pearse and the erotics of sacrifice -- The body of truth: sensationalism and sacrifice in Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy -- Misbirth of a nation: Yeats and the Irish Free State
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