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Representing the troubles in Irish short fiction [electronic resource] / Michael L. Storey.

By: Storey, Michael L, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xii, 244 p.).ISBN: 9780813216607 (electronic bk.); 0813216605 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English fiction -- Irish authors -- History and criticism | Short stories, English -- History and criticism | Nationalism and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Literature and society -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Romanticism -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- In literature | Nationalismus | Unruhen | Irische Frage | Kurzgeschichte | Englisch | Irland | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Representing the troubles in Irish short fiction.DDC classification: 823/.0109358 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Romantic nationalism : the quest for an Irish nation -- Violence, betrayal, disillusionment : the naturalistic story -- Gaining distance : humor and satire -- Border and sectarian tensions : realism and irony -- Sectarian violence : the story of terrorism -- Gender and nationalism : women and the troubles -- Conclusion : the end of cultural identity? -- Glossary.
Review: "Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction offers an examination of Irish short stories written over the last eighty years that have treated the Troubles, Ireland's intractable conflict that arose out of its relationship to England. Read chronologically, the stories provide insightful perspectives on the Troubles, from the 1916 Easter rising to the recent sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Nearly every Irish short-story writer during this period has written on the subject, from Corkery, O'Connor, O'Faolain, and O'Flaherty to Lavin, Kiely, Trevor, MacLaverty, Devlin, Morrow, and McCann, among others. The book examines their stories and places them in their proper historical and political contexts. In doing so, it demonstrates how Irish writers have embraced a variety of literary modes and techniques in order to track the varied and changing attitudes of the Irish toward every aspect of the Troubles, including revolution, violence, sectarianism, terrorism, and identity-thinking."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-235) and index.

Introduction -- Romantic nationalism : the quest for an Irish nation -- Violence, betrayal, disillusionment : the naturalistic story -- Gaining distance : humor and satire -- Border and sectarian tensions : realism and irony -- Sectarian violence : the story of terrorism -- Gender and nationalism : women and the troubles -- Conclusion : the end of cultural identity? -- Glossary.

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"Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction offers an examination of Irish short stories written over the last eighty years that have treated the Troubles, Ireland's intractable conflict that arose out of its relationship to England. Read chronologically, the stories provide insightful perspectives on the Troubles, from the 1916 Easter rising to the recent sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Nearly every Irish short-story writer during this period has written on the subject, from Corkery, O'Connor, O'Faolain, and O'Flaherty to Lavin, Kiely, Trevor, MacLaverty, Devlin, Morrow, and McCann, among others. The book examines their stories and places them in their proper historical and political contexts. In doing so, it demonstrates how Irish writers have embraced a variety of literary modes and techniques in order to track the varied and changing attitudes of the Irish toward every aspect of the Troubles, including revolution, violence, sectarianism, terrorism, and identity-thinking."--Jacket.

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