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O'Brien, Eugene 1958-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 7,487 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6058.E2, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eugene O'Brien
Seamus Heaney and the place of writing by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney : searches for answers by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney : creating Irelands of the mind by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of all of Seamus Heaney's work to date - poetry, prose and translations - traces his development from an acceptance of the givens of Irish society, in terms of politics, culture, nationalism and religion, to a more complicated and ongoing critique of these givens. It also parallels this process of development with that of Irish society in general, which has travelled a broadly similar path. It is the intersection of his writing with this societal development that makes Heaney such a central figure for any study of contemporary Ireland." "Heaney's work develops the process of moving from an inward-looking preoccupation with history, the past and racial memory, to an outward-looking mindset directed on the present and future. The recurring themes of digging in memory, the power of language, the interplay between art and politics, and between the individual and the tribe, are examined in detail."--Jacket
The question of Irish identity in the writings of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study seeks to redefine the notions of Irishness and of Irish identity which have been current in cultural and socio-political discourse since the beginning of this century, and secondly, it offers readings of the work of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce which demonstrate their similar negative epistemologies of identity. It is part of the work?s argument that cultural and aesthetic writings have seminal influences on the political infrastructure of the modern nation, and so the book analyzes the political import of cultural and literary movements. In what is possibly the first such p
From prosperity to austerity : a socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines the Celtic Tiger, the Irish economic phenomenon and the subsequent financial disaster, from a socio-cultural perspective. Employing a wide range of cultural lenses, the book critiques the cultural, political and aesthetic implications of the progression from prosperity to austerity and the impact this has had on the psyche of Irish culture. An eclectic mix of theoretical approaches enables treatment of religion, literature, popular culture, photography, gastronomy, music, gender, immigration and film, as contributors assess how the Celtic Tiger was represented, or misrepresented, in these particular spheres of experience. This book will be of interest to academics and students who are interested in contemporary Ireland and recent Irish history, as well as to the general reader anxious to understand the effects of this period on the real lives of people as expressed through culture. It features contributions by internationally acknowledged experts in their fields and offers a comprehensive overview of the cultural consequences of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath
Eden by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy and Breda haven't had a night out together in years. Tonight, Breda's lost weight and gained a babysitter and a new outfit and is ready to sweep Billy off his feet down at Flanagans. But Billy has other plans - most of them involving Imelda Edgan
Breaking the mould : literary representations of Irish Catholicism( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholicism has played a major role in Irish society for centuries. At times, it is perceived in a negative light, although there are positive aspects such as education and concern for the poor. This book examines how Ireland's writers have portrayed Catholicism's relationship with the country
"Kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse" : negotiating texts and contexts in contemporary Irish studies by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining Irish nationalism in the context of literature, culture and religion : a study of the epistemological structure of nationalism by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study argues that it is only through its epistemological perspective that nationalism can be properly analyzed. It goes on to offer such an analysis, utilizing the work of Jacques Lacan. This study contents that the captation of the self by a reflected, two-dimensional image of that self is the sine qua non of the epistemology of nationalism, as a sense of group selfhood is defined performatively through this process. The strong connections between nationalism and religion are examined Finally, the supposed difference between political nationalism and 'cultural nationalism' is interrogate
Modernity and postmodernity in a Franco-Irish context( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La France face a la mondialisation = France and the struggle against globalization : bilingual essays on the role of France in the world( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing Ireland through a French prism( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of the words : literary rebellion in France and Ireland by Association for Franco-Irish Studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney as aesthetic thinker : a study of the prose by Eugene O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamus Heaney by Eugene O'Brien( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The soul exceeds its circumstances by Eugene O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The syncretic imperative : a study of the first three books of Seamus Heaney by Eugene O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Burial refused by Eugene O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As they near their tenth anniversary, a couple fights their growing distance from each other
Savoy by Eugene O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the closing night of Edenderry's Savoy cinema, three men have gathered for an unusual wake to remember the life of the cinema and its place in their lives. From the spectre of the multiplex that has sounded the death knell of the local cinema to the town's inhabitants and 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'Savoy' creates a picture of the life of a provincial Irish town. By turns comical and elegiac, the men's shared memories finally expose the fiction and frailty that lie at the heart of their relationships. Savoy premiered at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin in May 2004, as part of abbeyonehundred, the Abbey Theatre's centenary celebrations
 
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Seamus Heaney and the place of writing
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French (3)

Dutch (1)

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Seamus Heaney : searches for answersSeamus Heaney : creating Irelands of the mindThe question of Irish identity in the writings of William Butler Yeats and James JoyceEdenBreaking the mould : literary representations of Irish Catholicism"Kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse" : negotiating texts and contexts in contemporary Irish studiesExamining Irish nationalism in the context of literature, culture and religion : a study of the epistemological structure of nationalismModernity and postmodernity in a Franco-Irish context