PrologueAcknowledgementsSeries Editor's PrefaceChapter 1. The
Lure of the PrimitiveSalvage EthnographyAnthropological
Exo-nostalgiaIn Search of FolkloreChapter 2. Writing the
PastEuropean Literary InfluencesThe Phenomenology of
WritingEditorial IncarnationsChapter 3. Narrative and
VoiceIndividual or Collective Narrative?A Singular
Voice?Narrative and AuthenticityChapter 4. Translating
PlaceFrom Land to ImageTranslation and AnglicisationMapping and
LandscapeChapter 5. Native American and Indigenous Irish
NarrativesBlack Elk and Tomas O CriomhthainTapestry of
VoicesThe Vanishing Native TropeChapter 6. A Continental
EpicThe European JourneyThe "Task of the Translator"Continental
NostalgiaChapter 7. Museum and MemoirThe interpretive
CentreRepresenting the IslandmanAt the InterfaceChapter 8.
Irish-American NetworksCosmopolitan ConnectionsTomas's Literary
Reflective Nostalgia and LossBibliographyIndex.
Mairead Nic Craith is Professor and Chair in Cultural Heritage and Anthropological Studies and Director of the Intercultural Centre at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
"Mairead Nic Craith shows great sensitivity towards her field. She manages to go well beyond a traditionalist or nostalgic interpretation of Tomas's memoir. She eventually shows that different sort of nostalgias are expressed in memoirs, at the intersection between a more local perspective and more external visions." (Laurent Sebastien Fournier, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Vol. 30 (1), 2021)