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Book Edna O Brien

Download or read book Edna O Brien written by Kathryn Laing and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edna O'Brien was born in Co. Clare in the 1930s. She is a prolific and lauded writer, writing novels, novellas, non-fiction, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, and books for children. Her writing career spans over 45 years, beginning with the first part of the The Country Girls trilogy in 1960, for which she won the Kingsley Amis Award for fiction. In 1995, she was awarded the European Prize for Literature in recognition of her life's work.

Book Conversations with Edna O Brien

Download or read book Conversations with Edna O Brien written by Alice Hughes Kersnowski and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2014 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected interviews covering over fifty years of this acclaimed and controversial Irish author's career

Book Edna O Brien and the Art of Fiction

Download or read book Edna O Brien and the Art of Fiction written by Maureen O'Connor and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the appearance of her first novel, The Country Girls, in 1960—a book that undermined the nation’s ideal of innocent and pious Irish girlhood—Edna O’Brien has provoked controversy in her native Ireland and abroad. Indeed, several of her early novels were condemned by church authorities and banned by the Irish government for their frank portrayals of sexual matters and the inner lives of women. Now an internationally acclaimed writer, O’Brien must be critically reassessed for a twenty-first century audience. Edna O’Brien and the Art of Fiction provides an urgent retrospective consideration of one of the English-speaking world’s best-selling and most prolific contemporary authors. Drawing on O’Brien’s fiction as well as archival material, and applying new theoretical approaches—including ecocritical and feminist new materialist readings—this study considers the pioneering and enduring ways O’Brien represents women’s experience, family relationships, the natural world, sex, creativity, and death, and her work’s long anticipation of contemporary movements such as #metoo.

Book Modern Irish Writers

Download or read book Modern Irish Writers written by Alexander G. Gonzalez and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1997 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Irish Renaissance began around 1885 and arguably has continued to the present day, with no apparent sign of coming to an end. The period has produced some of the richest literature in Irish history, and authors such as Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Seamus Heaney are among the leading writers of the twentieth century. This reference provides alphabetically arranged entries for more than 70 modern Irish writers. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of the author's major works and themes, an overview of the writer's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. An opening essay surveys the critical response to Irish literature after 1885, and an extensive bibliography concludes the volume.

Book Catholic Women Writers

Download or read book Catholic Women Writers written by Mary R. Reichardt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women have been writing in the Catholic tradition since early medieval times, yet no single volume has brought together critical evaluations of their works until now. The first reference of its kind, Catholic Women Writers provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical entries on 64 Catholic women writers from around the world and across the centuries. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and is designed to acquaint the reader with the author, her major works, her Catholic and women's themes, and her critical reception. An introductory essay places the authors in the context and tradition of Catholic writing, and a selected, general bibliography lists works for further reading.

Book The Novel

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Schmidt
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 0674724739
  • Pages : 1187 pages

Download or read book The Novel written by Michael Schmidt and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-12 with total page 1187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Encompassing a range of genres, it is geographically and culturally boundless and influenced by great novelists working in other languages. Michael Schmidt, choosing as his travel companions not critics or theorists but other novelists, does full justice to its complexity.

Book Rebel Writers  The Accidental Feminists

Download or read book Rebel Writers The Accidental Feminists written by Celia Brayfield and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Make this your next inspirational read. Trust us, it's Oprah's Book Club worthy' Vice In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement that would change women's lives forever. The play was A Taste of Honey and the author, Shelagh Delaney, was the first in a succession of young women who wrote about their lives with an honesty that dazzled the world. They rebelled against sexism, inequality and prejudice and in doing so challenged the existing definitions of what writing and writers should be. Bypassing the London cultural elite, their work reached audiences of millions around the world, paved the way for profound social changes and laid the foundations of second-wave feminism. After Delaney came Edna O'Brien, Lynne Reid-Banks, Charlotte Bingham, Nell Dunn, Virginia Ironside and Margaret Forster; an extraordinarily disparate group who were united in their determination to shake the traditional concepts of womanhood in novels, films, television, essays and journalism. They were as angry as the Angry Young Men, but were also more constructive and proposed new ways to live and love in the future. They did not intend to become a literary movement but they did, inspiring other writers to follow. Not since the Brontës have a group of young women been so determined to tell the truth about what it is like to be a girl. In this biographical study, the acclaimed author, Celia Brayfield, tells their story for the first time.

Book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction  3 Volume Set

Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction 3 Volume Set written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile

Book Five Irish women

Download or read book Five Irish women written by Emer Nolan and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five Irish Women is comprised of five interlinked portraits of exceptional Irish women from various fields – literature, journalism, music, politics – who have achieved outstanding reputations since the 1960s: Edna O’Brien, Sinéad O’Connor, Nuala O’Faolain, Bernadette McAliskey and Anne Enright. Several of these could claim to be among the best-known Irish people of their day. The book looks at their achievements -- works of art in some cases, but also life-writing, interviews and speeches – and at their reception in Ireland and elsewhere, shedding light on some of their shared preoccupations, including equality, sexuality and nationalism. The main focus is on the ways in which these distinguished women make sense of their formative experiences as Irish people and how they in turn have been understood as representative figures in modern Ireland.

Book Ireland and Dysfunction

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asier Altuna-García de Salazar
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2017-01-06
  • ISBN : 1443864080
  • Pages : 275 pages

Download or read book Ireland and Dysfunction written by Asier Altuna-García de Salazar and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of critical essays finds itself at the intersection of cultural, literary and film studies, and explores the various ways in which dysfunction is expressed in Irish studies. Dysfunction can be regarded as part and parcel of a portrayal of a landscape of trauma and crisis that may have been traditionally repressed in Ireland at large. However, dysfunction also envisages mediation, managing, transcending and healing. As such, this volume examines how Ireland tackles dysfunction at large, but more importantly, how mediation, managing, healing and transcending help in the understanding of the ever-changing and on-going process of the construction of an Irish identity today; sometimes looking back at the past, but always creating the need of inventing new ways to understand the future of Ireland. The collection presents essays which tackle dysfunction from different and multifarious perspectives that range from sociological, historical and literary discourses to more contemporary insights into dysfunction in today’s Ireland. It encompasses theory and analysis and includes the works of both senior academics and emerging scholars, as well as those outside academia.

Book Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction

Download or read book Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction written by Sandrine Sorlin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-12 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on how readers can be 'manipulated' during their experience of reading fictional texts and how they are incited to perceive, process and interpret certain textual patterns. Offering fine-grained stylistic analysis of diverse genres, including crime fiction, short stories, poetry and novels, the book deciphers various linguistic, pragmatic and multimodal techniques. These are skilfully used by authors to achieve specific effects through a subtle manipulation of deixis, metalepsis, dialogue, metaphors, endings, inferences or rhetorical, narratorial and typographical control. Exploring contemporary texts such as The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Remains of the Day and We Need to Talk About Kevin, chapters delve into how readers are pragmatically positioned or cognitively (mis)directed as the author guides their attention and influences their judgment. They also show how readers' responses can, conversely, bring about a certain form of manipulation as readers challenge the positions the texts invite them to occupy.

Book Reader s Guide to Women s Studies

Download or read book Reader s Guide to Women s Studies written by Eleanor Amico and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1998-03-20 with total page 762 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."

Book Wild Colonial Girl

Download or read book Wild Colonial Girl written by Lisa Colletta and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1960 publication of her first novel, The Country Girls, award-winning Irish writer Edna O'Brien has been both celebrated and maligned. Praised for her lyrical prose and vivid female characters and attacked for her frank treatment of sexuality and alleged sensationalism, O'Brien and her work seem always to spawn controversy, including the past banning in Ireland of several of her works. O'Brien's attention to "women's" concerns such as sex, romance, marriage, and childbirth has often relegated her to critical neglect at best and, at worst, outright contempt. This essay collection promises to be a long overdue critical reevaluation and exciting rediscovery of her oeuvre. Wild Colonial Girl situates O'Brien in Irish contexts that allow for an appraisal of her significant contribution to a specifically Irish women's literary tradition while attesting to the potency of writing against patriarchal conventions. Each chapter's clear and detailed readings of O'Brien's fiction build a convincing case for her literary, political, and cultural importance, providing an invaluable critical guide for an enriched appreciation of O'Brien and her work.

Book A Reader s Guide to Modern Irish Drama

Download or read book A Reader s Guide to Modern Irish Drama written by Sanford Sternlicht and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 1998-05-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes information on the most recent and youngest playwrights working today at the Abbey, Druid, and Lyric Theatres. Sanford Sternlicht discusses the important plays of all the playwrights included and the major themes of modern Irish drama. A Readers Guide to Modern Irish Drama provides an introduction to one of the great dramatic and theatrical traditions of Western culture. Professor Sanford Stemlicht wrote this book specifically for Syracuse University Press's Reader's Guides series. As one of only a handful of comprehensive contemporary studies of Irish drama, the book includes the most recent and youngest playwrights working today at the Abbey, Druid, and Lyric Theatres. Beginning with essays on twentieth-century Irish history, The Irish Literary Theatre, and the development of the Modem ,Irish Theatre in Dublin, Belfast, Galway and other cities, the guide presents biographies and bibliographies of more than twenty-five major twentieth-century Irish dramatists from Lady Gregory, Yeats, and Synge to O'Casey, Beckett, and Behan; from Friel and McGuinness to Marina Carr and Martin McDonagh. Most significantly, Sternlicht discusses the important plays of all the playwrights included, and the major themes of modem Irish drama-the struggle for independence, the cruelty of poverty, the pains of emigration and exile, the decline of the Anglo-Irish ascendency, the power of religion, the longing for land, and the familial and gender conflicts of a people in transition. Finally, a selected bibliography completes the study.

Book A Reader s Guide to the Twentieth century Novel in Britain

Download or read book A Reader s Guide to the Twentieth century Novel in Britain written by Randall Stevenson and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novel is the major literary phenomenon of the twentieth century, and its development in Britain since 1900 has reflected the tumultuous changes that have characterized modern society. Randall Stevenson now presents an accessible and authoritative guide to the work of th ecentury's leading novelists as well as many of its lesser known writers. In this stimulating and wide-ranging account, Stevenson locates the work of individual writers, from Conrad to Jeanette Winterson, within an evolving literary history and the wider context of social, political, and cultural change. Included are British writers working in exile and writers with origins elsewhere, such as James and Rushdie, who have chosen to work in Britain. Women novelists are accorded their rightful prominence. This clear and lively survey deals with a broad range of movements, including modernism and postmodernism, as well as the influence of other world literatures and the impact of two world wars. An ideal text, this is a 'guide' in the best sense—concise and lucid, well-informed and perceptive. Readers new to the field will appreciate Stevenson's clear direction, while the experienced will be delighted by newly revealed connections and fresh perspectives.

Book Who Says   Mastering Point of View in Fiction

Download or read book Who Says Mastering Point of View in Fiction written by Lisa Zeidner and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-02-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thorough, illuminating, and entertaining guide to crafting point of view, a fiction writer’s most essential choice. Who is telling the story to whom is the single most important question about any work of fiction; the answer is central to everything from style and tone to plot and pacing. Using hundreds of examples from Jane Austen to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leo Tolstoy to Stephen King, novelist and longtime MFA professor Lisa Zeidner dives deep into the points of view we are most familiar with—first and third person—and moves beyond to second-person narration, frame tales, and even animal points of view. Engaging and accessible, Who Says? presents any practicing writer with a new system for choosing a point of view, experimenting with how it determines the narrative, and applying these ideas to revision.

Book Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe

Download or read book Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe written by Katharina M. Wilson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.