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Brian Friel's (post) colonial drama : language, illusion, and politics

Author: F C McGrath
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1999.
Series: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Brian Friel is Ireland's most important living playwright, and this book places him in the new canon of postcolonial writers. Drawing on the theory and techniques of the major postcolonial critics, F.C. McGrath offers fresh interpretations of Friel's texts and of his place in the tradition of linguistic idealism in Irish literature."--BOOK JACKET. "This book illustrates how Friel playfully subverts the English  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McGrath, F.C. (Francis Charles).
Brian Friel's (post) colonial drama.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607450969
Named Person: Brian Friel; Brian Friel; Brian Friel; Brian Friel; Brian Friel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F C McGrath
ISBN: 0815628137 9780815628132
OCLC Number: 42475640
Description: xv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Friel and the Irish Art of Lying --
3. Enabling Fictions: The Short Stories --
4. Apprenticeship: The Loves of Cass McGuire and the Early Plays --
5. The End of Innocence: The Freedom of the City and Volunteers --
6. Family Matters: Living Quarters and Aristocrats --
7. Postmodern Memory: Faith Healer --
8. (De)mythology: Translations, The Communication Cord, and Field Day --
9. Making History --
10. Dionysus in Ballybeg: Dancing at Lughnasa --
11. Blindsight: Molly Sweeney --
12. Conclusion, Resistances and Reconsiderations.
Series Title: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Post colonial drama
Responsibility: F.C. McGrath.

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