London Irish Fictions Book

London Irish Fictions


  • Author : Tony Murray
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846318313

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London Irish Fictions Excerpt :

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.

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 : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815655190

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The Rogue Narrative and Irish Fiction 1660 1790 Excerpt :

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.

Irish Fiction Book

Irish Fiction


  • Author : Kersti Tarien Powell
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 0826415970

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Irish Fiction Excerpt :

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>

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 Excerpt :

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.

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 Excerpt :

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...

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Book

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction


  • Author : Liam Harte
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191071041

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction presents authoritative essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction. They provide in-depth assessments of the breadth and achievement of novelists and short story writers whose collective contribution to the evolution and modification of these unique art forms has been far out of proportion to Ireland's small size. The volume brings a variety of critical perspectives to bear on the development of modern Irish fiction, situating authors, texts, and genres in their social, intellectual, and literary historical contexts. The Handbook's coverage encompasses an expansive range of topics, including the recalcitrant atavisms of Irish Gothic fiction; nineteenth-century Irish women's fiction and its influence on emergent modernism and cultural nationalism; the diverse modes of irony, fabulism, and social realism that characterize the fiction of the Irish Literary Revival; the fearless aesthetic radicalism of James Joyce; the jolting narratological experiments of Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain; the fate of the realist and modernist traditions in the work of Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Seán O'Faoláin, and Mary Lavin, and in that of their ambivalent heirs, Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, and John Banville; the subversive treatment of sexuality and gender in Northern Irish women's fiction written during and after the Troubles; the often neglected genres of Irish crime fiction, science fiction, and fiction for children; the many-hued novelistic responses to the experiences of famine, revolution, and emigration; and the variety and vibrancy of post-millennial fiction from both parts of Ireland. Readably written and employing a wealth of original research, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction illuminates a distinguished literary tradition that has altered the shape of world literature.

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival Book

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival


  • Author : John Wilson Foster
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0815623747

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Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival Excerpt :

This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.

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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Form Affect and Debt in Post Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction Excerpt :

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.

Irish Writing London  Volume 2 Book

Irish Writing London Volume 2


  • Author : Tom Herron
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441124289

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Irish Writing London Volume 2 Excerpt :

The presence of Irish writers is almost invisible in literary studies of London. The Irish Writing London redresses the critical deficit. A range of experts on particular Irish writers reflect on the diverse experiences and impact this immigrant group has had on the city. Such sustained attention to a location and concern of Irish writing, long passed over, opens up new terrain to not only reveal but create a history of Irish-London writing. Alongside discussions of MacNeice, Boland and McGahern, the autobiography of Brendan Behan and identity of Irish-language writers in London is considered. Written by an internal array of scholars, these new essays on key figures challenge the deep-seated stereotype of what constitutes the proper domain of Irish writing, producing a study that is both culturally and critically alert and a dynamic contribution to literary criticism of the city.

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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Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

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 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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London the Promised Land Revisited Excerpt :

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.

Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama Book

Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama


  • Author : Margaret Hallissy
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611176636

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Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama Excerpt :

In Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama, Margaret Hallissy examines the work of a cross-section of important Irish writers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries who are representative of essential issues and themes in the canon of contemporary Irish literature. Included are early figures John Millington Synge and James Joyce; dramatists Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, and Tom Murphy; and prize-winning contemporary fiction writers such as Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, William Trevor, Roddy Doyle, and Colum McCann. Each chapter focuses on one significant representative piece of contemporary Irish fiction or drama by filling in its cultural, historical, and literary background. Hallissy identifies a key theme or key event in the Irish past essential to understanding the work. She then analyzes earlier literary compositions with the same theme and through a close reading of the contemporary work provides context for that background. The chapters are organized chronologically by relevant historical events, with thematic discussions interspersed. Background pieces were chosen for their places in Irish literature and the additional insight they provide into the featured works.

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 : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780992875138

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

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.

Representations of Loss in Irish Literature Book

Representations of Loss in Irish Literature


  • Author : Deirdre Flynn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319785509

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Representations of Loss in Irish Literature Excerpt :

This is the first book on Irish literature to focus on the theme of loss, and how it is represented in Irish writing. It focuses on how literature is ideally suited to expressions and understanding of the nature of loss, given its ability to access and express emotions, sensations, feelings, and the visceral and haptic areas of experience. Dealing with feelings and with sensations, poems, novels and drama can allow for cathartic expressions of these emotions, as well as for a fuller understanding of what is involved in loss across all situations. The main notion of loss being dealt with is that of death, but feelings of loss in the wake of immigration and of the loss of certainties that defined notions of identity are also analysed. This volume will be of interest to scholars, students and researchers in Irish Studies, loss, memory, trauma, death, and cultural studies.

The Best Are Leaving Book

The Best Are Leaving


  • Author : Clair Wills
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107048409

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The Best Are Leaving Excerpt :

Clair Wills's The Best Are Leaving is a study of representations of Irish emigrant culture and of Irish immigrants in Britain.