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John McGahern: Authority and Vision

Zeljka Doljanin and Máire Doyle (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100566
eISBN:
9781526132321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

John McGahern was acknowledged as one of the greatest Irish writers of the twentieth century. This study of his work, John McGahern: Authority and vision, is a unique collection that brings together ... More


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


Departures and Returns

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/UPO9781846317897.007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how the subject of migration is treated in three novels by John McGahern: The Barracks (1963), Amongst Women (1990), and That They Face the Rising Sun (2002). In particular, it ... 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


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