Ripley Bogle

Publisher : Arcade Publishing
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ISBN : 9781559704243
Pages : 350 pages
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Download or read book Ripley Bogle written by Robert McLiam Wilson and published by Arcade Publishing. This book was released on 1998 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Self-styled bum and Belfast nomad, Ripley Bogle wanders the streets of London, offering a series of imaginative ruminations on life and commentary on modern society, the people he encounters, and the world around him. By the author of Eureka Street. Tour.

The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521669665
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 written by Dominic Head and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this introduction to post-war fiction in Britain, Dominic Head shows how the novel yields a special insight into the important areas of social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. Head's study is the most exhaustive survey of post-war British fiction available. It includes chapters on the state and the novel, class and social change, gender and sexual identity, national identity and multiculturalism. Throughout Head places novels in their social and historical context. He highlights the emergence and prominence of particular genres and links these developments to the wider cultural context. He also provides provocative readings of important individual novelists, particularly those who remain staple reference points in the study of the subject. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. An invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.

Sub-versions

Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN : 9042028289
Pages : 299 pages
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Download or read book Sub-versions written by Ciaran Ross and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2010-01 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Swift's repulsive shit-flinging Yahoos to Beckett's dying but never quite dead moribunds, Irish literature has long been perceived as being synonymous with subversion and all forms of subversiveness. But what constitutes a subversive text or a subversive writer in twenty-first-century Ireland? The essays in this volume set out to redefine and rethink the subversive potential of modern Irish literature. Crossing three central genres, one common denominator running through these essays whether dealing with canonical writers like Yeats, Beckett and Flann O'Brien, or lesser known contemporary writers like Sebastian Barry or Robert McLiam Wilson, is the continual questioning of Irish identity – Irishness – going from its colonial paradigm and stereotype of the subaltern in MacGill, to its uneasy implications for gender representation in the contemporary novel and the contemporary drama. A subsidiary theme inextricably linked to the identity problematic is that of exile and its radical heritage for all Irish writing irrespective of its different genres. Sub-Versions offers a cross-cultural and trans-national response to the expanding interest in Irish and postcolonial studies by bringing together specialists from different national cultures and scholarly contexts – Ireland, Britain, France and Central Europe. The order of the essays is by genre.This study is aimed both at the general literary reader and anyone particularly interested in Irish Studies.

Redefinitions of Irish Identity

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783039115587
Pages : 318 pages
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Download or read book Redefinitions of Irish Identity written by Irene Gilsenan Nordin and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays aims to provide new insights into the debate on postnationalism in Ireland from the perspective of narrative writing.

Ripley Bogle

Publisher : Babel
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ISBN : 9782330086589
Pages : 437 pages
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Download or read book Ripley Bogle written by Robert McLiam Wilson and published by Babel. This book was released on 2017-10-11 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vingt-deux ans, malgré des capacités intellectuelles rares et un physique avantageux, Ripley Bogle a déjà derrière lui une longue expérience de la cloche. Il connaît les rues de Londres comme personne et préfère, pour peu qu'il ait quelques sous en poche, s'adonner aux joies du tabagisme plutôt que de prêter attention à son estomac tenaillé par la faim. Quand la nécessité et la météo lui accordent un peu de répit, Ripley Bogle passe aux aveux et conte, au gré d'un récit foutraque et elliptique, les événements qui l'ont conduit jusque-là : rejeton d'une famille nombreuse élevé dans un quartier ouvrier catholique miséreux de Belfast-Ouest, il a en effet dans sa courte existence eu le temps - entre autres - d'être le témoin des pires exactions de l'IRA, de connaître quelques filles, de perdre un ami et de débiter une sacrée dose de foutaises.

Irish Fiction

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 9780826415967
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Irish Fiction written by Kersti Tarien Powell and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-10-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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>

Sons of Ulster

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783034301107
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Sons of Ulster written by Caroline Magennis and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Sons of Ulster' explores the representation of masculinity within a number of Northern Irish novels written since the mid 1990s, focusing on works by Eoin McNamee, Glenn Patterson & Robert McLiam Wilson. The book sets out to disrupt notions of a hegemonic Irish masculinity based on violent conflict & sectarian rhetoric.

The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137095547
Pages : 207 pages
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Download or read book The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century written by J. Jeffers and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies and Power interprets a wide variety of the most interesting Irish novels of the last ten years of the century from a perspective that focuses on the regulated sexual and constructed gendered body. The demarcating line of identity-the perennial Irish problem-can be gauged at the basic level of sexual and gender identity in contrast to or in alliance with political, social, religious or cultural norms. All mechanisms that have gone into controlling the body-gender regulation, violence, desire, religious taboos-can all be reinterpreted through the body in motion.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1405192445
Pages : 1581 pages
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Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile

Literature and Culture in Northern Ireland Since 1965

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1315504324
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Literature and Culture in Northern Ireland Since 1965 written by Richard Kirkland and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study considers writing within the cultural context of Northern Ireland and discusses how writing creates a sense of community, and the different forms this takes when written from loyalist or republican perspectives. The book takes its major theoretical energy from readings of Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony and Walter Benjamin's work on historiography. hese are applied to major writers such as Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Paul Muldoon and Edna Longley and to institutions such as the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Literary Representations of Precarious Work, 1840 to the Present

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030881741
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Literary Representations of Precarious Work, 1840 to the Present written by Michiel Rys and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-03 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary Representations of Precarious Work, 1840 to the Present sheds new light on literary representations of precarious labor from 1840 until the present. With contributions by experts in American, British, French, German and Swedish culture, this book examines how literature has shaped the understanding of socio-economic precarity, a concept that is mostly used to describe living and working conditions in our contemporary neoliberal and platform economy. This volume shows that authors tried to develop new poetic tools and literary techniques to translate the experience of social regression and insecurity to readers. While some authors critically engage with normative models of work by zooming in on the physical and affective backlash of being a precarious worker, others even find inspiration in their own situations as writers trying to survive. Furthermore, this volume shows that precarity is not an exclusively contemporary phenomenon and that literature has always been a central medium to (critically) register forms of social insecurity. By retrieving parts of that archive, this volume paves the way to a historically nuanced view on contemporary regimes of precarious work.

The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 113982788X
Pages : pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel written by John Wilson Foster and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-12-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Irish novel has had a distinguished history. It spans such diverse authors as James Joyce, George Moore, Maria Edgeworth, Bram Stoker, Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, Lady Morgan, John Banville, and others. Yet it has until now received less critical attention than Irish poetry and drama. This volume covers three hundred years of Irish achievement in fiction, with essays on key genres, themes, and authors. It provides critiques of individual works, accounts of important novelists, and histories of sub-genres and allied narrative forms, establishing significant social and political contexts for dozens of novels. The varied perspectives and emphases by more than a dozen critics and literary historians ensure that the Irish novel receives due tribute for its colour, variety and linguistic verve. Each chapter features recommended further reading. This is the perfect overview for students of the Irish novel from the romances of the seventeenth century to the present day.

Ripley Bogle

Publisher : Tusquets Editor
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ISBN : 9788483101285
Pages : 333 pages
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Download or read book Ripley Bogle written by Robert McLiam Wilson and published by Tusquets Editor. This book was released on 2000 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Postcolonial and Gender Perspectives in Irish Studies

Publisher : Netbiblo
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ISBN : 9780972989268
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Postcolonial and Gender Perspectives in Irish Studies written by Marisol Morales Ladrón and published by Netbiblo. This book was released on 2007 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book represents an attempt to tackle questions related to fragmented and often conflicting ideologies within Irish studies. Although a collective outcome, with contributions in English and Spanish, its unifying concern has been the appliance of postcolonial and gender perspectives to the analysis of Irish literature (prose, drama and verse) and cinema, as well as to the aesthetic production of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Along the volume, while some authors have chosen to delve into the broad theoretical debate concerning the position of Irish studies within postcolonial and feminist theories, others offer detailed examinations of specific literary pieces and authors that fit in this panorama. All in all, the chapters are wide and diverse enough to trace a spatial and temporal map of the evolution of these paradigms within contemporary Irish studies, North and South of the border.

Excess in Modern Irish Writing

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030374130
Pages : 279 pages
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Download or read book Excess in Modern Irish Writing written by Michael McAteer and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-14 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the topic of excess in modern Irish writing in terms of mysticism, materialism, myth and language. The study engages ideas of excess as they appear in works by major thinkers from Hegel, Kierkegaard and Marx through to Nietzsche, Bataille, Derrida and, more recently, Badiou. Poems, plays and fiction by a wide range of Irish authors are considered. These include works by Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, Patrick Pearse, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Louis MacNeice, Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney, Marina Carr and Medbh McGuckian. The readings presented illustrate how Matthew Arnold’s nineteenth-century idea of the excessive character of the Celt is itself exceeded within the modernity of twentieth-century Irish writing.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0191071048
Pages : 704 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction written by Liam Harte and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book 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.

Demons, Hamlets and Femmes Fatales

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9783039110070
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Demons, Hamlets and Femmes Fatales written by Jayne Steel and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book provides a lively discussion of the ways in which popular fiction appropriates the figure of the Provisional IRA activist and the political conflict within the north of Ireland. It looks at how authors' recreations, or transformations, of Irish republicanism might reveal self-referentional images that are, ultimately, a product of national identity and/or gender identity. An important focus of the book interrogates British fascination and fixation with the Provisional IRA and its 'terrors'. The many novels discussed in this study include Gerald Seymour Harry's Game; Campbell Armstrong Jig; Bernard MacLaverty Cal; Mary Costello Titanic Town; Jennifer Johnston Shadows on our Skin; Deidre Madden One by One through the Darkness.