Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction

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9781137314208
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eBook
Seiten:
243
Autor:
Ellen McWilliams
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Englisch
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Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates these writers' work in relation to larger discourses of exile in the Irish literary tradition and examines how they engage with the complex history of Irish emigration.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Women, Forms of Exile, and Diasporic Identities 2. 'Outside History': Exile and Myths of the Irish Feminine in Julia O'Faolain's No Country for Young Men and The Irish Signorina 3. Negotiating with the Motherland: Exile and the Irish Woman Writer in Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls Trilogy and The Light of Evening 4. Relative Visibility: Women, Exile, and Censorship in John McGahern's The Leavetaking and Amongst Women 5. Architectures of Exile and Self-Exile in William Trevor's Felicia's Journey and The Story of Lucy Gault 6. The Refusenik Returnee and Reluctant Emigrant in Colm Tóibín's The South and Brooklyn 7. 'Ireland is Something That Often Happens Elsewhere': Displaced and Disrupted Histories in Anne Enright's What Are You Like? and The Gathering Afterword Bibliography Index
Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates these writers' work in relation to larger discourses of exile in the Irish literary tradition and examines how they engage with the complex history of Irish emigration.

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