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Mother/country : politics of the personal in the fiction of Colm Tóibín

Author: Kathleen Costello-Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2012.
Series: Reimagining Ireland, . 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study that explores the way in which Colm Toibin repeatedly identifies and disrupts the boundaries between personal and political or social histories in his fiction. It situates Toibin within his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Colm Tóibín; Colm Tóibín; Colm Tóibín; Colm Tóibín; Colm Tóibín
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Costello-Sullivan
ISBN: 9783034307536 3034307535
OCLC Number: 769289533
Description: x, 237 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Like being in another country: doubled narratives of nation and self in The south --
Politics and the lost mother(s) in The heather blazing --
Hiding from the other side: politics and sexuality in The story of the night --
Nothing secret, nothing held inside: narrating absence and trauma in The blackwater lightship --
A great withholding: fictive (auto)biography and the primacy of art in The master --
She would have to go back: emigration and the portability of culture in Brooklyn.
Series Title: Reimagining Ireland, . 44.
Responsibility: Kathleen Costello-Sullivan.

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