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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


Leaks: Fighting the Queer Cold War in the Untouchable

Allan Hepburn

in Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines John Banville's The Untouchable, which relates the gay spy's body to the history of the Cambridge spies and concepts of masculinity. Although the gay spy is accused of leaking ... 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


Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Why do spies have such cachet in the twentieth century? Why do they keep reinventing themselves? What do they mean in a political process? This book examines the tradition of the spy narrative from ... More


Ian McEwan’s Redescriptions

Thom Dancer

in Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192893321
eISBN:
9780191914591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893321.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on theories of modesty as redescription at work in literary texts. Ian McEwan’s Atonement, Saturday, and Solar demonstrate critical modesty in two interrelated ways. His novels ... More


The New Wandering Rocks

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes its title from an episode in James Joyce’s Ulysses in which Leopold Bloom visits a tawdry book stand seeking salacious titles, most of which are concealed from view. Using this ... More


‘Mother Macree ad nauseam’: Maternity, Modernity and the Female Returned Yank

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that narratives of female Returned Yanks emerge forcefully in Irish culture of the 1990s as a kind of imaginative counterpart to Irish citizens’ enforced confrontation with ... More


Just Sign Here: Faustian Pacts, Demons, and Chaos

Jack Fennell

in Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620344
eISBN:
9781789623741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620344.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at Irish works featuring deals with the Devil, as well as folktales and texts concerning encounters with demonic beings. Herein are considered multiple kinds of Devil (i.e. the ... More


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