The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198754893

Category: History

Page: 698

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Presents essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction that provide authoritative assessments of the breadth and achievement of Irish novelists and short story writers.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191071041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 795

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction presents authoritative essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction. They provide in-depth assessments of the breadth and achievement of novelists and short story writers whose collective contribution to the evolution and modification of these unique art forms has been far out of proportion to Ireland's small size. The volume brings a variety of critical perspectives to bear on the development of modern Irish fiction, situating authors, texts, and genres in their social, intellectual, and literary historical contexts. The Handbook's coverage encompasses an expansive range of topics, including the recalcitrant atavisms of Irish Gothic fiction; nineteenth-century Irish women's fiction and its influence on emergent modernism and cultural nationalism; the diverse modes of irony, fabulism, and social realism that characterize the fiction of the Irish Literary Revival; the fearless aesthetic radicalism of James Joyce; the jolting narratological experiments of Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain; the fate of the realist and modernist traditions in the work of Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Seán O'Faoláin, and Mary Lavin, and in that of their ambivalent heirs, Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, and John Banville; the subversive treatment of sexuality and gender in Northern Irish women's fiction written during and after the Troubles; the often neglected genres of Irish crime fiction, science fiction, and fiction for children; the many-hued novelistic responses to the experiences of famine, revolution, and emigration; and the variety and vibrancy of post-millennial fiction from both parts of Ireland. Readably written and employing a wealth of original research, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction illuminates a distinguished literary tradition that has altered the shape of world literature.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199561247

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

View: 270

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry consists of 40 essays by leading scholars and new researchers in the field. Beginning with W.B.Yeats, the figure who towers over the century's poetry, it includes chapters on the major poets to have emerged in Ireland over the last 100 years.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191667596

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 626

The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.

The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Author: Tim Kendall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199282668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 771

View: 297

The Handbook ranges widely and in depth across 20th-century war poetry, incorporating detailed discussions of some of the key poets of the period. It is an essential resource for scholars of particular poets and for those interested in wider debates. Contributors include some of the most important international poetry critics of our time.

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199580682

Category: History

Page: 767

View: 115

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198849443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 470

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, and looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting, and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the contributors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: David Duff

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199660896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 817

View: 457

This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of British Romantic literature and an authoritative guide to all aspects of the movement including its historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and its connections with the literature and thought of other countries. All the major Romantic writers are covered alongside lesser known writers.

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199583145

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 568

Ireland has always been a nation of story-tellers. This magnificent anthology chronicles the development of a rich literary tradition, from the earliest folk-tales to James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, and the rising stars of the new generation.

The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume III

The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume III

Author: Raymond Gillespie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 763

Volume III of the Oxford History of the Irish Book outlines the impact of the rise of print in early modern Ireland in a series of groundbreaking essays, charting the development of a print culture in Ireland and the transformations it brought to conceptions of politics, religion, and literature. This is an authoritative volume with essays by key scholars that will be the standard guide for many years to come.