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Alice McDermott's fiction : voice, memory, trauma, and lies

Author: Gail Shanley Corso
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the consistent and prevalent themes in the fiction of Alice McDermott.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Alice McDermott; Alice McDermott; Alice McDermott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Shanley Corso
ISBN: 9781433144165 1433144166
OCLC Number: 1011547759
Description: xxiii, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Monica McGoldrick: Foreword - Acknowledgments - Gail Shanley Corso: Alice McDermott: A Chronology of the Writer's Life - Gail Shanley Corso: Introduction: "What is not said than what is said?": Begorrah! - Segment One: Multidisciplinary Interpretations of Pretense and Lies in Alice McDermott's Fiction - Colleen McDonough: "Not what it seemed": Pretense and Identity in A Bigamist's Daughter - Martin LoMonaco - Understanding the Rhetoric of the Lie in Alice McDermott's Charming Billy: The Context of the Redemption Cycle and Irish-American Culture - Suzanne Mayer: The Narrator as Angelus Novus: Collective Memory, Truth, and Lies in Charming Billy - Segment Two: Dialogue and Silence as Forms of Communication in Alice McDermott's Fiction - Gail Shanley Corso: Go Ask Alice: Dialogue With Alice McDermott on May 10, 2011, at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland - Edward Hagan: Narration as Experience of Simultaneity in Alice McDermott's Someone - Gail Shanley Corso: The Cry of the Banshee: The Keen of Pain and Loss in "I Am Awake" - Gail Shanley Corso/Colleen McDonough: Lois as Separate and Silent: Liberation From and Ambivalence to the Categorical Imperative in Alice McDermott's "Robert of the Desert" - Segment Three: Memory, Loss, and Trauma in Alice McDermott's Fiction - Suzanne Mayer: Celibate Bride, Shrewish Sage, and Fey Cousins: Intergenerational Trauma Among the Women of McDermott's Novels, Charmin Billy and Child of My Heart - Claudia Marie Kovach: Love and Grief: Recollection, Reiteration, and Replication in Alice McDermott's That Night - Appendix - Alice McDermott: Appendix A: "I Am Awake" - Alice McDermott: Appendix B: "Robert of the Desert" - Contributors - Index.
Responsibility: edited by Gail Shanley Corso ; foreword by Monica McGoldrick.


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