Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories (Hardcover)

Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories By L. Harte (Editor), M. Parker (Editor) Cover Image
By L. Harte (Editor), M. Parker (Editor)
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Recent years have witnessed an extraordinary growth in the richness and diversity of Irish fiction, with the publication of highly original and consistently challenging work by both new and established writers. Contemporary Irish Fiction provides an invaluable introduction to this exciting but largely uncharted area of literary criticism by bringing together 12 accessible, authoritative and stimulating essays by leading critics from Ireland, Britain and North America. Using a variety of critical methods and theoretical approaches, the contributors examine changing fictional narratives of Ireland, and offer informed analyses of the textual representation of such concepts as exile, political violence, gender and sexuality, motherhood amd urban life. The volume contains detailed assessments of such distinctive and distinguished writers as Brian Moore, John McGahern, Edna O'Brien, John Banville, Bernard Mac Laverty, Patrick McCabe, Colm T ib n, Glenn Patterson, Deirdre Madden and Emma Donoghue.

About the Author


RICHARD HASLAM Visiting Scholar, St Joseph's University, Philadelphia TOM HERRON Lecturer in English, Leeds Metropolitan University SIOBHAN HOLLAND Lecturer in English, Staffordshire University RICHARD KIRKLAND Lecturer in English, Keele University JOSEPH McMINN Professor of Anglo-Irish Studies, University of Ulster ANTOINETTE QUINN Senior Lecturer in English and Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin GERRY SMITH Lecturer in Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University CHRISTINE ST PETER Associate Professor and Chair of Women's Studies ANN OWENS WEEKES Associate Professor, Humanities Programme, University of Arizona, Tucson


Product Details
ISBN: 9780312231644
ISBN-10: 0312231644
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 4th, 2000
Pages: 271
Language: English