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Anne Enright: taking the Green Road

Emer Nolan

in Five Irish Women: The Second Republic, 1960-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526136749
eISBN:
9781526150363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136756.00011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter considers the novels and non-fiction of Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2007 for The gathering. It traces the trajectory of her fiction towards a revamped version of Irish ... More


‘What does a woman want?’: irish contemporary women's fiction and the expression of desire in an era of plenty

Sylvie Mikowski

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Sylvie Mikowski asks why is it that women writers should have turned to the depiction of rich, globalized Ireland far more readily than their male counterparts. She shows how Deirdre Madden, Eílís Ní ... More


Contemporary irish fiction and the indirect gaze

Neil Murphy

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Neil Murphy, comparing contemporary writers with Joyce, Beckett and Flann O'Brien, notes the complex and nuanced relationship between these texts and their cultural contexts. The ‘Celtic Tiger’ ... More


Fluidity and Form in Hamilton, Banville, and Enright

Nicholas Allen

in Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198857877
eISBN:
9780191890444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857877.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers readings of three recent Irish novels that take water, the coast, history, and family as their subject: Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People, first published in 2003; John ... More


‘Many and terrible are the roads to home’: representations of the immigrant in the contemporary Irish short story

Anne Fogarty

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089282
eISBN:
9781781707579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores reconfigurations of traditional national identities in the short fiction of Edna O’ Brien, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright, Colum McCann, Mary O'Donnell, and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. ... More


Women, fictional messages and a crucial decade

Mary Pierse

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Pierse looks at the role of women writers who furnish important images of societal change and paint portraits that are vital for social history. Despite the marked lack of public clamour for artistic ... More


Flesh and Bones: Anne Enright’s The Gathering

Margaret Mills Harper

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines the dramatization of childhood sexual trauma in Anne Enright's 2007 novel The Gathering. At the heart of The Gathering are questions about sexual abuse that may have occurred when ... More


Reactions to modernity

Nicholas Grene

in Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198861294
eISBN:
9780191893353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861294.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Emigration, which had been such a marked feature of Irish history since the nineteenth century, accelerated through the 1950s, creating the sense of an emptying countryside. Leaving the land is ... More


Introduction

Emer Nolan

in Five Irish women: The second republic, 1960–2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526136749
eISBN:
9781526150363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136756.00006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction outlines the rationale for selecting these five women: Edna O’Brien, Sinéad O’Connor, Bernadette McAliskey, Nuala O’Faolain and Anne Enright. It discusses the ways in which women in ... More


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