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The Judas kiss : treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Author: Gerry Smyth
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent since the revolutionary period at the outset of the twentieth century. The author goes on to argue that the novel is the literary form most apt for the exploration of betrayal in its social, political and psychological dimensions. The significance of this thesis comes into focus in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry Smyth
ISBN: 9780719098253 0719098254
OCLC Number: 1090474920
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Introduction: betrayal and the Irish novel --
Part 1. A short history of betrayal --
Déirdre and the sons of Usnach: a case study in Irish betrayal --
Part 2. 'Trust not appearances': James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) --
The landscape of betrayal: Liam O'Flaherty's The Informer (1925) --
A spy in the house of love: Elizabeth Bowen's The Heat of the Day (1949) --
Jesus or Judas? Francis Stuart's Black list, Section H (1971) --
'Cangled both to treachery': Eugene McCabe's Death and Nightingales (1992) --
'A family --
a whole fucking country --
drowning in shame': Anne Enright's The Gathering (2007).
Other Titles: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels
Responsibility: Gerry Smyth.

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Argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent throughout Irish society since the revolutionary period at the outset of  Read more...

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'The Judas Kiss charts a surprising path through Irish literature, but on every page its insights compel assent. That is the proof of criticism of a very high order.'David Lloyd, Distinguished Read more...

 
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