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Old 11-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by fantasyfan View Post
I voted for Ireland and the UK. But (IMHO) I think that Ireland should be in a category of its own as it has not only a remarkable double tradition in English {Anglo-Irish and English works written from an Irish Cultural/Nationalistic perspective} but another equally significant corpus in the Irish Language.

Of course, I probably should have said that long ago! {red face}
I understand your pride in Irish heritage and literature. On the other hand the same qualification could be added in my opinion to grouping Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain & France in one category. I could easily see an argument that at least three literary and cultural genres—Spain & Portugal, France, Belgium & The Netherlands—would have merit as separate possibilities out of the current combination of all. So many countries balancing against too fine grained a division .

I actually did not vote for Ireland & The U.K. At this time because looking back over the selection for 2013 to date three of the ten were in that category.

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