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Epilogue: The Dandy Unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers two contemporary Irish and Southern narratives in which the dandy emerges unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy. Donoghue and Grimsley ... More


Transit and Transgression

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/UPO9781846317897.011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines ‘Going Back’ (1993) by Emma Donoghue and ‘The Swimmer’ (1991) by Sara Berkeley. The protagonists of Donoghue's and Berkeley's short stories are, in many ways, typical of the ... 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


Singularity

Derek Attridge

in The Work of Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198733195
eISBN:
9780191797750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733195.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The concept of singularity is used by a number of philosophers, including Kant, Deleuze, Agamben, Badiou, Nancy, and Derrida; this chapter elucidates the particular sense in which it is used in this ... More


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