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The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Gerry Smyth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent throughout Irish society since the revolutionary period at the ... More


An Incomplete Journey: Settlement and Power in Brazil-Maru

Nicholas Birns

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Brazil-Maru turns greatly on the impact of Rousseau as philosophic influence in designing the ideal community. Birns assesses this legacy in the creation of Esperança (Hope) in Yamashita’s novel as ... More


A short history of betrayal

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter serves as an introduction to some of the principal representations of betrayal at large in western culture. ‘Judas’ is a by-word for betrayal; the concept of betrayal (in Eden and in ... More


Déirdre and the sons of Usnach: a case study in Irish betrayal

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The story of Déirdre and the Sons of Usnach (one of the best-known from the medieval Ulster Cycle) is infused with betrayal – in many different forms and degrees – from beginning to end. This famous ... More


‘Trust Not Appearances’: James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Some critics (such as Tony Tanner) have speculated that adultery, with its assault upon the patriarchal institution of marriage and its potential for drama, is the principal theme of the bourgeois ... More


The landscape of betrayal: Liam O’Flaherty’s The Informer (1925)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Flaherty's celebrated novel concerns an act of overt political treason: Gypo Nolan, a disaffected member of ‘the party’ (the communists wing of the IRA), informs on a friend and comrade for £20. ... More


A spy in the house of love: Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day (1949)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Elizabeth Bowen is without doubt one of the most brilliant and insightful writers of the twentieth century. In her novels and short fiction, Bowen's focus is invariably ‘the death of the heart’ – ... More


Jesus or Judas?: Francis Stuart’s Black List, Section H (1971)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Francis Stuart remains a controversial figure within Irish literary history. Although ensconced within the Irish literary establishment of the early twentieth century, at the outbreak of World War II ... More


‘Cangled both to treachery’: Eugene McCabe’s Death and Nightingales (1992)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A range of circumstances contrived to position Northern Ireland at the centre of Irish political history in the latter part of the twentieth century; those same circumstances ensured that the issue ... More


‘A family – a whole fucking country – drowning in shame’: Anne Enright’s The Gathering (2007)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Anne Enright's novel brings the theme of betrayal in Irish life down to the near present. It is the story of the generation which, heir to a century of rhetoric and propaganda, finally had to face up ... More


The traitor and the hero: War, betrayal and espionage

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the years immediately prior to, and of, the Second World War textual glimmers of an unnamed Roger Casement can be detected in a preoccupation with the ghostly return of Irish history. As Ireland ... More


Turncoats and Collaborationists: Early Twentieth-Century Renegades

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The early part of the twentieth century produced numerous renegades whose actions were by no means marginal to the seismic political events of the time. The political crises surrounding WWI, and ... More


Desiring

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter attention turns to the constructions of gender and desire integral to literary production in the period. It examines the influence of popular psychoanalytic ideas and the anxieties ... More


Osmania University: Academics, Culture, and Politics

Gaurav J. Pathania

in The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199488414
eISBN:
9780199097722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488414.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

For the past five decades, OU has been the nerve centre for every agitation, strike, meeting, or debate for separate Telangana. The widespread notion that ‘movement is the business of Osmania’ is ... More


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