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Laying out the bones : death and dying in the modern Irish novel

Author: Bridget English
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Sheds new light on death and dying in twentieth- and twenty-first century Irish literature. The author examines the ways that Irish wake and funeral rituals shape novelistic discourse. She argues  Read more...

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English, Bridget.
Laying out the bones.
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017043145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget English
ISBN: 9780815654148 0815654146
OCLC Number: 1003489437
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Traversing the dismal fields: death and dying in modern Ireland --
Death and narrative regeneration: James Joyce's Ulysses --
The eve of all souls and the death of desire: Kate O'Brien's The ante-room --
Deathbed confessions and unraveling narration: Samuel Beckett's Malone dies --
Ritual and denial in a world stripped of illusion: John McGahern's The barracks --
Death without resurrection and the modern wake: Anne Enright's The gathering --
Conclusion: As you were before you rested: Death and the afterlife of the Irish wake.
Responsibility: Bridget English.

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