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Author Hagan, Edward A. (Edward Alphonsus), 1947-

Title Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill : farce in contemporary Irish and Irish-American narratives / Edward A. Hagan
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2010


Description 1 online resource (vi, 329 pages)
Series Costerus ; new ser., v. 183
Costerus ; new ser., v. 183.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction. The Donkeys and the Narrowbacks: Contemporary Circus Animals; Part One Memoirs Defining Where We Are Now; 1. Defining the Object for Struggle: Epistemology in the Age of Autobiography Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes and Seamus Deane, Reading in the Dark; 2. Belfast and South Boston: Cut off from Serious Consideration Gerry Adams, Before the Dawn and Michael Patrick MacDonald, All Souls; 3. The Void of Irish Identity: Nuala O'Faolain, Are You Somebody
Part Two The Writers Strike Back: Using Irony to Subvert the Fascination of Cultural Studies4. Tim O'Brien's Ironic Aesthetic: Faith and the Nature of a "True" Story (co-authored with John Briggs); 5. The Delusion of Cultural Studies: Colm Tibn, The Blackwater Lightship; Part Three Serious and Not-So-Serious Farce in Contemporary Irish Fiction; 6. Picaresque Farce: Nick Laird, Utterly Monkey; 7. Icons for the New Age: The Transvestite in Patrick McCabe's Bre
Summary Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill is a reading of one or two books recently written by the following major authors: Roddy Doyle, Colm Tibn, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O'Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O'Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, and Mary Gordon. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoira primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-320) and index
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Subject Irish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Irish American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Irony in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Irish American literature
Irish literature
Irony in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789042029941