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The Resource The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings, Linden Peach

The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings, Linden Peach

Label
The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings
Title
The contemporary Irish novel
Title remainder
critical readings
Statement of responsibility
Linden Peach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This essential guide offers innovative critical readings of key contemporary novels from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Linden Peach discusses texts that are representative of the richness of Irish writing during the 1980s and 1990s, and reads works by established authors alongside those by the new generation of writers." "The Contemporary Irish Novel addresses themes such as ghosts and haunting, mimicry, authority and subversion, the relocation and reinscription of identity, the mother figure, parent-child relations, madness, masculinity, self-harm, sexuality, domestic violence, fetishism and postmodernity. Drawing on a range of critical approaches including postcolonial, gender and psychoanalytic theory, Peach explores and celebrates the diversity of Irish fiction and suggests that the boundary between literature and theory is as permeable as that between Ireland and Northern Ireland."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BDS
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1951-
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Peach, Linden
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings, Linden Peach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) 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
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Interruptive Narratives: Emergent Voices and Haunted Presents.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Posting the Present: Modernity and Modernization in Glenn Patterson's Fat Lad (1992) and Robert McLiam Wilson's Eureka Street (1996).
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Secret Hauntings: Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark (1996), Joseph O'Connor's The Salesman (1998), Jennifer Johnston's Fool's Sanctuary (1987), Mary Leland's The Killeen (1985) and Linda Anderson's To Stay Alive (1984).
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Mimicry, Authority and Subversion: Brian Moore's The Magician's Wife (1997), Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin (2000) and John McGahern's Amongst Women (1990).
  • p. 68
  • 5.
  • Unspoken Desires: Jennifer Johnston's Later Novels, Emma Donoghue's Stir-fry (1994) and Kathleen Ferguson's The Maid's Tale (1994).
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Fetishizing Absence: Dermot Bolger's Father's Music (1997) and Emily's Shoes (1992).
  • p. 126
  • 7.
  • 'Mater Dolorosa': Abject Mothers in Roddy Doyle's The Snapper (1990) and Mary Morrissy's Mother of Pearl (1995).
  • p. 144
  • 8.
  • Limit and Transgression: Roddy Doyle's The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (1996), Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy (1992) and William Trevor's Felicia's Journey (1994).
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Return to Silence and Beyond: Speculative Narrative in Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes (1997) and John Banville's Birchwood (1973).
  • p. 198
  • Afterword.
  • p. 219
  • App.
  • Time Chart.
  • p. 222
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 239
  • Index.
  • p. 245
Control code
b90333948920
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780333948927
Lccn
2003054925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings, Linden Peach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) 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
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Interruptive Narratives: Emergent Voices and Haunted Presents.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Posting the Present: Modernity and Modernization in Glenn Patterson's Fat Lad (1992) and Robert McLiam Wilson's Eureka Street (1996).
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Secret Hauntings: Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark (1996), Joseph O'Connor's The Salesman (1998), Jennifer Johnston's Fool's Sanctuary (1987), Mary Leland's The Killeen (1985) and Linda Anderson's To Stay Alive (1984).
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Mimicry, Authority and Subversion: Brian Moore's The Magician's Wife (1997), Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin (2000) and John McGahern's Amongst Women (1990).
  • p. 68
  • 5.
  • Unspoken Desires: Jennifer Johnston's Later Novels, Emma Donoghue's Stir-fry (1994) and Kathleen Ferguson's The Maid's Tale (1994).
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Fetishizing Absence: Dermot Bolger's Father's Music (1997) and Emily's Shoes (1992).
  • p. 126
  • 7.
  • 'Mater Dolorosa': Abject Mothers in Roddy Doyle's The Snapper (1990) and Mary Morrissy's Mother of Pearl (1995).
  • p. 144
  • 8.
  • Limit and Transgression: Roddy Doyle's The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (1996), Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy (1992) and William Trevor's Felicia's Journey (1994).
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Return to Silence and Beyond: Speculative Narrative in Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes (1997) and John Banville's Birchwood (1973).
  • p. 198
  • Afterword.
  • p. 219
  • App.
  • Time Chart.
  • p. 222
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 239
  • Index.
  • p. 245
Control code
b90333948920
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780333948927
Lccn
2003054925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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