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Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats, and Bowen

Author: W J McCormack
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993.
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This study of character in Anglo-Irish literature starts with Balzac and ends with World War II. Topics such as Le Fanu's sensationalism and Bowen's use of ghost story conventions all mark the stages  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCormack, W.J.
Dissolute characters.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624192087
Named Person: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; W B Yeats; Elizabeth Bowen; Honoré de Balzac; Sheridan Le Fanu; W B Yeats; Elizabeth Bowen; Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac; Elizabeth Bowen; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; W B Yeats; William B Yeats; Elizabeth Bowen; Honoré de Balzac; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Honoré de Balzac; Elizabeth Bowen; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; William B Yeats
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W J McCormack
ISBN: 0719039622 9780719039621
OCLC Number: 26801360
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 On literary history: cashiering the gothic tradition; between Balzac and Yeats; Swedenborg's ghost. Part 2 Le Fanu and his past: mediating the past - "The House in the Church-Yard"; the parochial and the exotic - two tales of 1861-2; beginning the English novels; characters beheaded with mottoes; towards a theory of public opinion; "Freezing Brightness"; Gottfied Schalcken in history and fiction. Part 3 The great enchantment: "In A Glass Darkly"; serialism?; Gladstone and ascendancy - or, here we go round the Upas tree; Yeats and gothic politics. Part 4 Elizabeth Bowen and "The Heat of the Day"; is the novel properly entitled?; indefinite articles; "The Neutral Island in the Heart of Man". Epilogue: the disinherited of literary history.
Responsibility: W.J. McCormack.

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