Irish literature hasn't always been just an Ireland-based thing. Manuscripts are today scattered from Krakow to Cathair Naomh Proinsias/San Francisco. Books such de Híde's 'Mo thuras go hAmerice' 1937, and the recent 'Voices Silenced/Guthanna in Éag', Cois Life, Dublin, [102pp] 2001, come to mind.
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Others in America and elsewhere should consider the various literary possibilities open to them in this light. Maybe we are looking at the shape of things to come.