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The Resource Ireland through the looking-glass : Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate, Carol Taaffe

Ireland through the looking-glass : Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate, Carol Taaffe

Label
Ireland through the looking-glass : Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate
Title
Ireland through the looking-glass
Title remainder
Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate
Statement of responsibility
Carol Taaffe
Title variation
Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates how Irish cultural debate informed O'Nolan's early fiction and journalism, in both Irish and English. This is the first thorough assessment of his work in its Irish context, arguing that his self-reflexive comic writing betrays a crisis of literary identity that is rooted in the cultural dynamics of post-Independence Ireland." "The book demonstrates in detail what O'Nolan's varying blend of parody, satire and surreal humour owed to the peculiar cultural climate of the mid-twentieth-century Ireland. By exploring the links between comedy and culture, it exposes the curiously ambivalent response to the culture of the new state, and particularly to the position of the writer within it."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taaffe, Carol
Dissertation note
Originally presented as the author's thesis -- Trinity College, Dublin.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • O'Brien, Flann
Label
Ireland through the looking-glass : Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate, Carol Taaffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Ireland through the looking-glass
  • 1.
  • cult of the author: Brian, Flann and Myles
  • 2.
  • genesis of At Swim-Two-Birds
  • 3.
  • 'Nonsense is a new sense': The Third Policeman in 1939
  • 4.
  • Irish Myles: Cruiskeen Lawn and An Beal Bocht
  • 5.
  • Newspaper wars: Cruiskeen Lawn in the 1940s
  • 6.
  • 'The Dublin Character': plays and later work
  • Afterword
  • Notes and references
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn231051873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 274 p.
Isbn
9781859184424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ireland through the looking-glass : Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate, Carol Taaffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • Ireland through the looking-glass
  • 1.
  • cult of the author: Brian, Flann and Myles
  • 2.
  • genesis of At Swim-Two-Birds
  • 3.
  • 'Nonsense is a new sense': The Third Policeman in 1939
  • 4.
  • Irish Myles: Cruiskeen Lawn and An Beal Bocht
  • 5.
  • Newspaper wars: Cruiskeen Lawn in the 1940s
  • 6.
  • 'The Dublin Character': plays and later work
  • Afterword
  • Notes and references
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn231051873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 274 p.
Isbn
9781859184424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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