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Arrested development: sexuality, trauma and history in Edna O'Brien and John McGahern

Michael G. Cronin

in Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the works of Edna O'Brien and John McGahern. O'Brien's The Country Girls trilogy (1960–64) and McGahern's The Dark (1965) were banned due to their portrayal of sexuality. The ... More


Escape and its Discontents

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines two early novels by Edna O'Brien: Girls in Their Married Bliss (1964) and Casualties of Peace (1966). It argues that the experiences of O'Brien's migrant protagonists can be ... More


Sense and Censorship: Tuairim and Cultural Conservatism

in Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954–75

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085253
eISBN:
9781781704851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085253.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 5 is concerned with censorship. This chapter examines Tuairim's support for authors who had books banned and the interaction between Fr Peter Connolly, a representative of the liberal wing of ... More


London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Tony Murray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is about the literature of the Irish in London. By examining over 30 novels, short stories, and autobiographies set in London since the Second World War, it investigates the complex ... 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


‘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


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