Reading the contemporary Irish novel, 1987-2007 / Liam Harte.

By: Harte, LiamMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Reading the novelPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex [U.K.] ; Hoboken [New Jersey] : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118502235; 111850223X; 9781118502358; 1118502353; 9781118502334; 1118502337; 1444336193; 9781444336191; 1444336207; 9781444336207Subject(s): English fiction -- Irish authors -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Social change in literature | Social problems in literature | Ireland -- In literature | Northern Ireland -- In literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | English fiction | English fiction -- Irish authors | Literature | Social change in literature | Social problems in literature | Ireland | Northern Ireland | 1900-2099Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading the contemporary Irish novel, 1987-2007.DDC classification: 823/.914099415 LOC classification: PR8803Other classification: LIT004120 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
In the Family Way: Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy (1987-91) -- House Arrest: John McGahern's Amongst Women (1990) -- Uncertain Terms, Unstable Sands: Colm Tóibín's The Heather Blazing (1992) -- Malignant Shame: Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy (1992) -- Unbearable Proximities: William Trevor's Felicia's Journey (1994) -- History's Hostages: Edna O'Brien's House of Splendid Isolation (1996) -- Selfhood Deferred: Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark (1996) -- The Politics of Pity: Sebastian Barry's A Long Long Way (2005) -- Mourning Remains Unknown: Anne Enright's The Gathering (2007).
Summary: "Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 is the authoritative guide to some of the most inventive and challenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years. Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations of novels by some of Ireland's most eminent writers. This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irish novel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of seminal Irish novels. A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted critical field. Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by some of the country's most critically celebrated writers, including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Patrick McCabe, John McGahern, Edna O'Brien and Colm Tóibín. Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to deal with and reflect a changing Ireland. The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on the subject by a leading and highly respected academic in the field "-- Provided by publisher.
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In the Family Way: Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy (1987-91) -- House Arrest: John McGahern's Amongst Women (1990) -- Uncertain Terms, Unstable Sands: Colm Tóibín's The Heather Blazing (1992) -- Malignant Shame: Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy (1992) -- Unbearable Proximities: William Trevor's Felicia's Journey (1994) -- History's Hostages: Edna O'Brien's House of Splendid Isolation (1996) -- Selfhood Deferred: Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark (1996) -- The Politics of Pity: Sebastian Barry's A Long Long Way (2005) -- Mourning Remains Unknown: Anne Enright's The Gathering (2007).

"Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 is the authoritative guide to some of the most inventive and challenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years. Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations of novels by some of Ireland's most eminent writers. This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irish novel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of seminal Irish novels. A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted critical field. Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by some of the country's most critically celebrated writers, including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Patrick McCabe, John McGahern, Edna O'Brien and Colm Tóibín. Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to deal with and reflect a changing Ireland. The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on the subject by a leading and highly respected academic in the field "-- Provided by publisher.

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