Hand, Derek.

A History of the Irish Novel. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (353 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: A history of the Irish novel, 1665- 2010; Interchapter 1 Virtue Rewarded; or, the Irish Princess: burgeoning silence and the new novel form in Ireland; Chapter 1 Beginnings and endings: writing from the margins, 1665-1800; Interchapter 2 Beyond history: Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent; Chapter 2 Speak not my name; or, the wings of Minerva: Irish fiction, 1800-91; Interchapter 3 Edith Somerville and Martin Ross's The Real Charlotte: the blooming menagerie Chapter 3 Living in a time of epic: the Irish novel and Literary Revival and revolution, 1891-1922Interchapter 4 James Joyce's Ulysses: choosing life; Chapter 4 Irish independence and the bureaucratic imagination, 1922-39; Interchapter 5 Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September and the art of betrayal; Chapter 5 Enervated island - isolated Ireland? 1940-60; Interchapter 6 John Banville's Doctor Copernicus: a revolution in the head; Chapter 6 The struggle of making it new, 1960-79; Interchapter 7 Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark and the rebel act of interpretation Chapter 7 Brave new worlds: Celtic Tigers and moving statues, 1979 to the present dayInterchapter 8 John McGahern's That They May Face the Rising Sun: saying the very last things; Conclusion: The future of the Irish novel in the global literary marketplace; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The first critical synthesis of the Irish novel from the seventeenth century to the present day.

9781139041003 90 (NL)


English fiction --Irish authors --History and criticism.
Ireland --in literature.
Literature and history --Ireland --History.
Literature and society --Ireland --History.
National characteristics, Irish, in literature.


Electronic books.

PR8797.H36 2011

823.009/9415