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The Irish short story : traditions and trends

Author: Elke D'hoker; Stephanie Eggermont
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang AG, ©2015.
Series: Reimagining Ireland, v. 63.
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Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has a long and distinguished tradition in Ireland and continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. Critical appreciation of the Irish short story, however, has laboured for too long under the normative conception of it as a realist form, used to depict quintessential truths about Ireland and Irish identity. This definition fails to do justice to the richness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
D'hoker, Elke.
Irish Short Story : Traditions and Trends.
Oxford : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elke D'hoker; Stephanie Eggermont
ISBN: 9783035306781 3035306788
OCLC Number: 905067567
Notes: Notes on Contributors.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 322 p.).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; Complicating the Irish Short Story (Elke D'hoker); References; Part One. Transforming the Tale Tradition; 'Let any one try to picture what it is': The Dynamics of the Irish Short Story and the Mediation of Famine Trauma, 1850-1865 (Marguérite Corporaal); 'Tedious and harrowing to the feelings':Narrative Condensation and Repression; 'To know the Irish poor is to know Ireland': From Regional to Transnational Trauma; Conclusion; References; From Tale to Short Story: The Motif of the Stolen Child in Le Fanu's Short Fiction (Gaïd Girard). Le Fanu and the Editorial Politics of the ""Dublin University Magazine""The Weaving of Well-known Folklore Motifs into Complex Narrative Structures; The 'Romantic Individuality' of The Child that Went with the Fairies'; References; Emily Lawless and History as Story (Heidi Hansson); References; Part Two. Negotiating Modernism; Bridging Tradition and Modernity: George Moore's Short Story Cycle ""The Untilled Field"" (Debbie Brouckmans); References; Loneliness and the Submerged Population: Revisiting Frank O'Connor's ""The Lonely Voice"" by Way of Joyce's 'The Dead' (Michael O'Sullivan). Oral Tradition with a Twist: Flann O'Brien's Short Fiction and Nation Building (Johanna Marquardt)Introduction; Discursive Nation Building; The Pub Setting and the Storytelling Frame; 'The Martyr's Crown'; 'A Bash in the Tunnel'; Conclusion; References; Early Readings, Early Writings: Samuel Beckett's Student Library and His First Short Stories (Veronica Bala); Academia and the Company of Books; Early Influences on Beckett's Short Fiction; 'Assumption'; The Belacqua Stories; 'Sedendo et Quiescendo'; 'Walking Out'; The Smeraldina Stories; Concluding Remarks: The Cohesion of Complexity.
Series Title: Reimagining Ireland, v. 63.
Responsibility: Elke D'hoker and Stephanie Eggermont (eds).

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Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has a long and distinguished tradition in Ireland and continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. Critical appreciation of the Irish short story, however, has laboured for too long under the normative conception of it as a realist form, used to depict quintessential truths about Ireland and Irish identity. This definition fails to do justice to the richness and variety of short stories published in Ireland since the 1850s. This collection aims to open up the critical debate on the Irish short story to the many different concerns, influe.

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