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‘Goodnight and joy be with you all’: tales of contemporary Dublin city life1

Loredana Salis

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/9780719089282.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This contribution examines the ways in which contemporary Irish writers, particularly Hugo Hamilton, deliberately recuperate migrant memory in their work in order to visualise cultural hybridity and ... More


The Politics of Pity in Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way

Liam Harte

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines Sebastian Barry's 2005 novel A Long Long Way, focusing on his representation of Irish characters—the southern Catholic protagonists—who fought for Britain in World War I, and ... More


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


Undivided Loyalty: The Problem of Allegiance in the Literature of War

Alison L. LaCroix and William A. Birdthistle

in Cannons and Codes: Law, Literature, and America's Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197509371
eISBN:
9780197509401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509371.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Alison LaCroix and William Birdthistle examine two works: Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way (2005) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992), which was made into a film, directed by Anthony ... More


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