A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

Author: Michael Pierse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107149681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

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This book constitutes a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it represents a significant intervention in Irish Studies and English Literary Studies generally, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century poetry to Celtic Tiger drama.

A History of British Working Class Literature

Author: John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108121306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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A History of British Working-Class Literature examines the rich contributions of working-class writers in Great Britain from 1700 to the present. Since the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been recognised, but almost invariably co-opted in some ultimately distorting manner, whether as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as an aspect of the heroic workers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century radical culture. The present work contrastingly applies a wide variety of interpretive approaches to this literature. Essays on more familiar topics, such as the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are mixed with entirely new areas in the field like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and comprehensive History explores a wide range of genres such as travel writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, while covering aspects of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish culture and transatlantic perspectives.

A History of the Irish Working Class

(With a New Preface)

Author: Peter Berresford Ellis

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745300092

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 599

This modern classic of Irish history is an accomplished and readable synthesis. Subjects covered include the early 'communism' of the Celtic clans ; the role of the Church; the Irish aristocracy and their handover to Henry II; Wolfe Tone’s rising and O’Connell’s betrayal.

Writing Ireland's Working Class

Dublin After O'Casey

Author: Michael Pierse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230299350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 8693

Exploring writing of working-class Dublin after Seán O'Casey, this book breaks new ground in Irish Studies, unearthing submerged narratives of class in Irish life. Examining how working-class identity is depicted by authors like Brendan Behan and Roddy Doyle, it discusses how this hidden, urban Ireland has appeared in the country's literature.

Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century

A Reader

Author: David Pierce

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 9781859182581

Category: History

Page: 1351

View: 7704

"Arranged chronologically by decade, from the 1890s to the 1990s, each decade is divided into two different types of writing: critical/documentary and imaginative writing, and is accompanied by a headnote which situates it thematically and chronologically. The Reader is also structured for thematic study by listing all the pieces included under a series of topic headings. The wide range of material encompasses writings of well-known figures in the Irish canon and neglected writers alike. This will appeal to the general reader, but also makes Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century ideal as a core text, providing a unique focus for detailed study in a single volume."--Jacket.

James Connolly: Selected Writings

Author: James Connolly

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745302676

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 7376

'To those who are on the look out for a detailed introduction to the life and works of Connolly, there are surely few better place to make a start ... Essential reading.' Irish Democrat'An easy, short and informative biography of the activism of the man who spent his whole adult life in the cause of worker's emancipation.' Irish World'We owe [the editor], and Pluto Press, a debt of thanks for making the works of one of Ireland's most remarkable political thinkers, writers and activists, more widely available.' Camden New Journal'The appearance in print of any of James Connolly's writings is very much to be welcomed ... A useful introduction to Connolly's particular brand of socialism.' Irish Studies ReviewOn 12 May 1916, James Connolly was executed by the British for his part in the Irish Easter Rising. A Marxist theoretician, historian, trade union organiser and revolutionary, he was a prolific writer. He is regarded as a founding father of the modern Irish state in spite of its rejection of his political ideals. Yet Connolly's teachings have had a profound affect on recent generations of Irish nationalists and socialists, especially in the struggle in the North of Ireland.This highly regarded edition of Connolly's writings draws together some of Connolly's most representative work and provides an accessible introduction to one of the major socialist thinkers of the twentieth century. It is now reissued with a new preface by the editor.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

Volume Eight

Author: M. Joannou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292172

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 5377

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

Author: Elizabeth Mannion

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137539402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 856

Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring the work of some of its leading writers—including Peter Tremayne, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Ken Bruen, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Tana French, Jane Casey, and Benjamin Black—The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel opens new ground in Irish literary criticism and genre studies. It considers the detective genre’s position in Irish Studies and the standing of Irish authors within the detective novel tradition. Contributors: Carol Baraniuk, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coffey, Charlotte J. Headrick, Andrew Kincaid, Audrey McNamara, and Shirley Peterson.

A History of Victorian Literature

Author: James Eli Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 8189

Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, with fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors. Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian literary movement and places it within its cultural, social and political context. A wide-ranging narrative overview of literature in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, capturing the extraordinary variety of literary output produced during this era Analyzes the development of all literary forms during this period - the novel, poetry, drama, autobiography and critical prose - in conjunction with major developments in social and intellectual history Considers the ways in which writers engaged with new forms of social responsibility in their work, as Britain transformed into the world's first industrial economy Offers a fresh perspective on the work of both major figures and some of the era’s less familiar authors Winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award, 2009



Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351875694X

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 9248

Faye ist Schriftstellerin und unterwegs, ihren neuen Roman vorzustellen. Für sie scheint diese Reise lebensentscheidend. Nicht nur hofft sie, endlich die ihr gebührende öffentliche Anerkennung zu finden, sie sucht vor allem Abstand zu einer privaten Katastrophe. Sie begegnet Kollegen, die sich um Kopf und Kragen reden, sie bestreitet Bühnengespräche, in denen man ihr nicht zuhört und sie gibt Interviews, ohne wirklich selbst zu Wort zu kommen. Doch je mehr sie sich auf die anderen einlässt, umso deutlicher wird Faye, was jenseits all der Geschichten und Fiktionen liegt, mit denen die Menschen sich fast obsessiv wappnen. Die Konsequenz, die Faye für sich daraus zieht, ist einleuchtend – führt sie aber geradewegs zurück in die Bodenlosigkeit ihrer persönlichen Situation. Was verbergen wir, indem wir uns zeigen? Und warum wissen wir am wenigsten über das, was uns am meisten bewegt? Rachel Cusk ist »eine originäre, eine geradezu philosophische Schriftstellerin.« (taz) und Kudos ein lebenskluger, beziehungsreicher Roman, erzählt mit schlichter Eleganz und häretischem Witz.

Wo die verlorenen Seelen wohnen

Author: Dermot Bolger


ISBN: 3414823357

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5216

Joey ist neu an seiner Schule - doch in dem allseits beliebten Shane findet er schnell einen besten Freund. Seine Mitschülerin Geraldine aber warnt Joey: Shane hätte sich mit dem Bösen eingelassen und Joey solle sich besser von ihm fernhalten. Und tatsächlich geschehen immer merkwürdigere Dinge, wenn die beiden Freunde zusammen sind. Joey möchte herausfinden, was für ein Geheimnis Shane verbirgt - und macht im Keller eines heruntergekommenen Hauses eine furchtbare Entdeckung ... »Großartig zu lesen, beunruhigend und voller Spannung« John Boyne (Autor von »Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama«)

Borstal Boy

Author: Brendan Behan

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318918

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6600

Eine echte Wiederentdeckung: Der Klassiker von Brendan Behan. Der junge Ire Brendan wird mit 16 Jahren festgenommen, weil er im Dienste der IRA die Docks in Liverpool in die Luft jagen wollte. Im »Borstal«, der Besserungsanstalt, angekommen, lernt er nicht nur den rauen Gefängnisalltag kennen, sondern unerwartet auch Freundschaft, Zuneigung und Solidarität zwischen Iren und Engländern in der Zeit der Troubles. In Irland wegen seiner freimütigen Darstellung von Homosexualität und unverhohlener Kritik an der katholischen Kirche zunächst verboten, gilt »Borstal Boy« heute als Klassiker der irischen Literatur. Poetisch, großherzig und mit widerspenstigem Humor – ein unvergessliches Buch!

The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth-Century English Novel

Author: Robert L. Caserio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The twentieth-century English novel encompasses a vast body of work, and one of the most important and most widely read genres of literature. Balancing close readings of particular novels with a comprehensive survey of the last century of published fiction, this Companion introduces readers to more than a hundred major and minor novelists. It demonstrates continuities in novel-writing that bridge the century's pre- and post-War halves and presents leading critical ideas about English fiction's themes and forms. The essays examine the endurance of modernist style throughout the century, the role of nationality and the contested role of the English language in all its forms, and the relationships between realism and other fictional modes: fantasy, romance, science fiction. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to the history of the English novel.


Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7474

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Labour and the Politics of Disloyalty in Belfast, 1921-39

The Moral Economy of Loyalty

Author: Christopher J. V. Loughlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319710818

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 4083

This book provides the first ‘history from below’ of the inter-war Belfast labour movement. It is a social history of the politics of Belfast labour and applies methodology from history, sociology and political science. Christopher J. V. Loughlin questions previous narratives that asserted the centrality of religion and sectarian conflict in the establishment of Northern Ireland. Labour and the Politics of Disloyalty in Belfast, 1921-39 suggests that political division and violence were key to the foundation and maintenance of the democratic ancien régime in Northern Ireland. It examines the relationship between Belfast Labour, sectarianism, electoral politics, security and industrial relations policy, and women’s politics in the city.

Modern Irish Writers

A Bio-critical Sourcebook

Author: Alexander G. Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 3735

Entries present biographical, critical, and bibliographical information for more than 70 modern Irish writers.