Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

by Neal Alexander


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Ciaran Carson is one of the most challenging and inventive of contemporary Irish writers, exhibiting verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and intellectual daring across a remarkably varied body of work. With his birthplace and hometown of Belfast as a recurrent—and often gritty—frame of reference, Carson engages the themes of history, geography, violence, and power. In this in-depth study, Neal Alexander employs urbanism, cultural theory, and literary criticism to decipherthe ways in which Carson imaginatively navigates the ideas of space and place. A truly groundbreaking book and a new critical framework for exploring literary representations of space, this is the first study to consider the entire Carson canon, including poetry, prose, and translation. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846314780
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2011
Series: Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies Series
Pages: 237
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Neal Alexander lectures in English at the University of Nottingham. He is the co-editor (with Shane Murphy and Anne Oakman) of 'To the Other Shore: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies' (Queen's University Belfast, 2004).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1:   Imaginative Geographies: The Politics and Poetics 
                   of Space
Chapter 2:   Mapping Belfast: Urban Cartographies
Chapter 3:   Deviations from the Known Route: Reading, Writing, Walking
Chapter 4:   Revised Versions: Place and Memory
Chapter 5:   Spatial Stories: Narrative and Representation
Chapter 6:   Babel-babble: Language and Translation

General Index
Index of Works

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