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Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories

Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780312231644
ISBN 10: 312231644
Edition: 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2000-08-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 286
List Price: $170.00

Twelve academics from institutions in the UK, US, and Canada address topics in contemporary Irish fiction like the representation of Dublin, the aesthetics of exile, women and Catholicism in Brian Moore's Cold Heaven and John McGahern's Amongst Women, John Banville and literature with nothing to say, incest narratives, the novels of Emma Donoghue, Patrick McCabe and Colm Tóibín's pathographies of the Republic, the fictions of Glenn Patterson and Robert McLiam Wilson, and recent Northern Irish fiction. Harte and Parker surmise that contemporary Irish fiction has responded to Northern Ireland's last 30 years of violence and social and cultural change in the Republic with a questioning of "inherited pieties and verities" and of "the authority and efficacy of art itself." This collection should help put contemporary Irish fiction on the academic map. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR