Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007

Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007

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by Liam Harte
     
 

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Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 is the authoritative guide to some of the most inventive and challenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years. Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations of novels by some of Ireland’s most eminent writers.

  • This is the first text-focused critical survey

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Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 is the authoritative guide to some of the most inventive and challenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years. Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations of novels by some of Ireland’s most eminent writers.

  • This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irish novel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of 11 seminal Irish novels
  • A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted critical field
  • Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by some of the country’s most critically celebrated writers, including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Patrick McCabe, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín
  • Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to deal with and reflect a changing Ireland
  • The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on the subject by a leading and highly respected academic in the field

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Editorial Reviews

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“It offers an excellent primer in each chapter that I can easily imagine being of great use not only to students of literature, but also to those of us engaged in the work of teaching and studying such works.” (New Madrid, 1 October 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118502235
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Series:
Reading the Novel
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
0 MB

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“Nothing is more difficult for a critic than to excavate the meanings of the present cultural moment, but that is precisely what Liam Harte has done in his sensitive analysis of recent Irish novels. The result is a generous, open-hearted book in which analytic brilliance is combined with imaginative audacity.”
Declan Kiberd, University of Notre Dame

“In his brilliantly incisive and illuminating study, Liam Harte offers a superb critical appraisal of the most stirring and provocative works of Irish fiction in recent times. Subtly alert to the pervasive themes of history, memory and belonging, and always sensitive to the language, rhythm and form of individual works, Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel is an indispensable guide to the map of modern Irish fiction.” Stephen Regan, University of Durham

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