London Irish Fictions Book

London Irish Fictions

  • Author : Tony Murray
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846318313

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Examines the specific role that the metropolis plays in literary portrayals of Irish migrant experience as an arena for the performance of Irishness, as a catalyst in the transformations of Irishness and as an intrinsic component of second generation Irish identities.

London Irish Book

London Irish

  • Author : Zane Radcliffe
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448167456

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WINNER OF THE WH SMITH'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD [New Talent] There are 750,000 Irish living in London. One of them has to get out. For good... It is the summer of 1999. Bic (half-Irish, half-Scots) is eking out a living selling crêpes to the hordes descending on Greenwich market. With one severed ear, two bizarre deaths and the arrest of his dog for civil disobedience, Bic's year hasn't exactly been going to plan. But when raven-haired Roisin takes the stall opposite his, things seem to be looking up - if Bic can just get past her over-protective brothers. That is, until Bic wakes up the-morning-after-the-night-before, in his clothes, in Edinburgh, to find he's the UK's Most Wanted Man - on the run and with fourteen murders to his name... 'Very fresh, very funny' COLIN BATEMAN 'A huge and exciting plot...I loved the twist at the end' Goodreads 'Great story and full of humour' Goodreads

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Book

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

  • Author : Liam Harte
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198754893

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Presents essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction that provide authoritative assessments of the breadth and achievement of Irish novelists and short story writers.

London Irish Fictions Book

London Irish Fictions

  • Author : Anthony Joseph Murray
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Irish
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1043054459

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The Rogue Narrative and Irish Fiction  1660 1790 Book

The Rogue Narrative and Irish Fiction 1660 1790

  • Author : Joe Lines
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815655190

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With characteristic lawlessness and connection to the common man, the figure of the rogue commanded the world of Irish fiction from 1660 to 1790. During this period of development for the Irish novel, this archetypal figure appears over and over again. Early Irish fiction combined the picaresque genre, focusing on a cunning, witty trickster or pícaro, with the escapades of real and notorious criminals. On the one hand, such rogue tales exemplified the English stereotypes of an unruly Ireland, but on the other, they also personified Irish patriotism. Existing between the dual publishing spheres of London and Dublin, the rogue narrative explored the complexities of Anglo-Irish relations. In this volume, Lines investigates why writers during the long eighteenth-century so often turned to the rogue narrative to discuss Ireland. Alongside recognized works of Irish fiction, such as those by William Chaigneau, Richard Head, and Charles Johnston, Lines presents lesser-known and even anonymous popular texts. With consideration for themes of conflict, migration, religion, and gender, Lines offers up a compelling connection between the rogues themselves, marked by persistence and adaptability, and the ever-popular rogue narrative in this early period of Irish writing.

Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction Book
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Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction

  • Author : Ellen McWilliams
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137314208

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Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates these writers' work in relation to larger discourses of exile in the Irish literary tradition and examines how they engage with the complex history of Irish emigration.

Irish Fiction Book

Irish Fiction

  • Author : Kersti Tarien Powell
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0826415970

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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Irish Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Irish Fiction include: Maria Edgeworth, Sydney Owenson, John and Michael Banim, Gerald Griffin, William Carleton, Charles Lever, Sheridan Le Fanu, Edith Somerville, Violet Martin, George Moore, James Stephens, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, Liam O'Flaherty, Kate O'Brien, Elizabeth Bowen, Francis Stuart, Brian Moore, William Trevor, Edna O'Brien, Jennifer Johnston, Roddy Doyle, John McGahern, John Banville, Eoin McNamee, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright and Emma Donoghue>

Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland Book

Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland

  • Author : Carmen Zamorano Llena
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030410537

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This book examines how the transcultural and transnational migration of people, texts, and ideas has transformed the paradigm of national literature, with Britain and Ireland as case studies. The study questions definitions of migration and migrant literature that focus solely on the work of authors with migrant backgrounds, and suggests that migration is not extraneous but intrinsic to contemporary understandings of national literature in a global context. The fictional work of authors such as Caryl Phillips, Colum McCann, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Rose Tremain, Elif Shafak, and Evelyn Conlon is analysed from a variety of perspectives, including transculturality, cosmopolitanism, and Afropolitanism, so as to emphasise how their work fosters an understanding of national literature, as well as of individual and collective identities, based on transborder interconnectivity.

London Fictions Book
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London Fictions

  • Author : Andrew Whitehead
  • Publisher : Five Leaves
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907869860

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London Fictions is a book about London, real and imagined. Two dozen contemporary writers, from Cathi Unsworth to Courttia Newland, reflect on some of the novelists and the novels that have helped define the modern city, from George Gissing to Zadie Smith, Hangover Square to Brick Lane. It is a book about East End boys and West End girls, bedsit land and dockland, the homeless and the homesick, immigrants and emigrants. All human life is here – highminded Hampstead and boozy Fitzrovia, the Jewish East End, intellectual Bloomsbury and Chinese Limehouse, Black London, Asian London, Irish London, Gay London...

Irish Crime Fiction Book

Irish Crime Fiction

  • Author : Brian Cliff
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137561886

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This book examines the recent expansion of Ireland's literary tradition to include home-grown crime fiction. It surveys the wave of books that use genre structures to explore specifically Irish issues such as the Troubles and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger, as well as Irish experiences of human trafficking, the supernatural, abortion, and civic corruption. These novels are as likely to address the national regulation of sexuality through institutions like the Magdalen Laundries as they are to follow serial killers through the American South or to trace international corporate conspiracies. This study includes chapters on Northern Irish crime fiction, novels set in the Republic, women protagonists, and transnational themes, and discusses Irish authors’ adaptations of a well-loved genre and their effect on assumptions about the nature of Irish literature. It is a book for readers of crime fiction and Irish literature alike, illuminating the fertile intersections of the two.

Screening Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama Book

Screening Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama

  • Author : Marc C. Conner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-09-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031045684

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In this book, each chapter explores significant Irish texts in their literary, cultural, and historical contexts. With an introduction that establishes the multiple critical contexts for Irish cinema, literature, and their adaptive textual worlds, the volume addresses some of the most popular and important late 20th-Century and 21st Century works that have had an impact on the Irish and global cinema and literary landscape. A remarkable series of acclaimed and profitable domestic productions during the past three decades has accompanied, while chronicling, Ireland’s struggle with self-identity, national consciousness, and cultural expression, such that the story of contemporary Irish cinema is in many ways the story of the young nation’s growth pains and travails. Whereas Irish literature had long stood as the nation’s foremost artistic achievement, it is not too much to say that film now rivals literature as Ireland’s key form of cultural expression. The proliferation of successful screen versionings of Irish fiction and drama shows how intimately the contemporary Irish cinema is tied to the project of both understanding and complicating (even denying) a national identity that has undergone radical change during the past three decades. This present volume is the first to present a collective accounting of that productive synergy, which has seen so much of contemporary Irish literature transferred to the screen.

Form  Affect and Debt in Post Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction Book

Form Affect and Debt in Post Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction

  • Author : Eoin Flannery
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-04-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350166769

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Based on readings of some of the leading literary voices in contemporary Irish writing, this book explores how these authors have engaged with the events of Ireland's recent economic 'boom' and the demise of the Celtic Tiger period, and how they have portrayed the widespread and contrasting aftermaths. Drawing upon economic literary criticism, affect theory in relation to shame and guilt, and the philosophy of debt, this book offers an entirely original suit of perspectives on both established and emerging authors. Through analyses of the work of writers including Donal Ryan, Anne Haverty, Claire Kilroy, Dermot Bolger, Deirdre Madden, Chris Binchy, Peter Cunningham, Justin Quinn, and Paul Murray, author Eóin Flannery illuminates their formal and thematic concerns. Paying attention to generic and thematic differences, Flannery's analyses touch upon issues such as: the politics of indebtedness; temporality and narrative form; the relevance of affect theory to understandings of Irish culture and society in an age of austerity; and the relationship between literary fiction and the mechanics of high finance. Insightful and original, Form, Affect and Debt in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction provides a seminal intervention in trying to grasp the cultural context and the literature of the Celtic Tiger period and its wake.

London the Promised Land Revisited Book

London the Promised Land Revisited

  • Author : Anne J. Kershen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317103578

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Some two decades since the publication of London the Promised Land?, which charted and investigated the successes and failures of the migrant experience in London over a period of three hundred years, this book re-examines the migrant landscape in London. While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of the city has changed rapidly and dramatically from one which was heavily populated by semi-skilled and unskilled post-colonial incomers, to one which now embraces the EU Accession Countries, refugees from the Middle East and Africa, oligarchs from Russia, the new wealthy from China, economic migrants from Latin America and Ireland, and still, post-colonial immigrants - at the same time witnessing the exodus ’home’ of incomers, or their descendants, who now see opportunities where there were none before. The contributors, all leading academics and practitioners in their diverse fields, examine changes to the migrant landscape of contemporary London at the micro, meso and macro levels. London the Promised Land Revisited thus explores a range of experiences in the capital, including the presence and treatment of illness amongst migrants, the phenomenon of migrant ’invisibility’ and asylum, the migrant marketplace and ethnic ’clustering’, and interaction with local and national government - across a variety of migrant groups, both ’new’ and ’old’. As such, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interest in migration, migrant experiences and the contemporary ’global’ city.

Irish Novels 1890 1940 Book

Irish Novels 1890 1940

  • Author : John Wilson Foster
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-02-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191528392

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Studies of Irish fiction are still scanty in contrast to studies of Irish poetry and drama. Attempting to fill a large critical vacancy, Irish Novels 1890-1940 is a comprehensive survey of popular and minor fiction (mainly novels) published between 1890 and 1922, a crucial period in Irish cultural and political history. Since the bulk of these sixty-odd writers have never been written about, certainly beyond brief mentions, the book opens up for further exploration a literary landscape, hitherto neglected, perhaps even unsuspected. This new landscape should alter the familiar perspectives on Irish literature of the period, first of all by adding genre fiction (science fiction, detective novels, ghost stories, New Woman fiction, and Great War novels) to the Irish syllabus, secondly by demonstrating the immense contribution of women writers to popular and mainstream Irish fiction. Among the popular and prolific female writers discussed are Mrs J.H. Riddell, B.M. Croker, M.E. Francis, Sarah Grand, Katharine Tynan, Ella MacMahon, Katherine Cecil Thurston, W.M. Letts, and Hannah Lynch. Indeed, a critical inference of the survey is that if there is a discernible tradition of the Irish novel, it is largely a female tradition. A substantial postscript surveys novels by Irish women between 1922 and1940 and relates them to the work of their female antecedents. This ground-breaking survey should also alter the familiar perspectives on the Ireland of 1890-1922. Many of the popular works were problem-novels and hence throw light on contemporary thinking and debate on the 'Irish Question'. After the Irish Literary Revival and creation of the Free State, much popular and mainstream fiction became a lost archive, neglected evidence, indeed, of a lost Ireland.

Building Histories  the Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Construction History Society Conference Book

Building Histories the Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Construction History Society Conference

  • Author : James Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780992875138

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This volume is the fourth in the series. Each contains the papers presented at the annual conferences of the Construction History Society. This volume contains papers on the history and development of concrete construction, on the education of architects, on the development of scaffolding and roof construction and much more.