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New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature

Narratives of Class in New Irish and Scottish Literature

From Joyce to Kelman, Doyle, Galloway, and McNamee

Authors: McGlynn, M.

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About this book

This book argues that the outskirts of cities have become spaces for a new literature beyond boundaries of traditional notions of nation, class, and gender. Includes discussions of Booker Prize winners Roddy Doyle and James Kelman.

About the authors

Mary M. McGlynn is Associate Professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. 

Reviews

"A welcome and useful study of a group of writers in need of more complex critical attention. By including both Irish and Scottish writers in the same study-and writers from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland-McGlynn enacts the challenge to national boundaries that her study uncovers. The potential impact of such a work on Irish literary studies is especially strong; too often, Irish literature is only studied within nationalist parameters." - Lauren Onkey, Associate Professor of English, Ball State University

"McGlynn's book is an excellent choice for the series New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature, edited by Claire Culleton. It makes many important moves in this arena, not the least of which is its reconfiguration of what one might call the Celtic fringe, 'with literature as a key crossover" (Maley 205) . . . I am grateful to have this thoughtful and careful work, which in forging yet new ground in this comparative filed of Scottish-Irish studies, brings understudied authors into view and provides an important model for talking about class in contemporary literatures more generally." - James Joyce Literary Supplement


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Poor Mouth

    McGlynn, Mary M.

    Pages 1-32

  • “Ye’ve No to Wander”: James Kelman’s Vernacular Spaces

    McGlynn, Mary M.

    Pages 33-75

  • Barrytown Irish: Location, Language, and Class in Roddy Doyle’s Early Novels

    McGlynn, Mary M.

    Pages 77-130

  • “Make Out its Not Unnatural At All”: Janice Galloway’s Mother Tongue

    McGlynn, Mary M.

    Pages 131-172

  • Eoin McNamee’s Local Language

    McGlynn, Mary M.

    Pages 173-194

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-03876-0
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-60285-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narratives of Class in New Irish and Scottish Literature
Book Subtitle
From Joyce to Kelman, Doyle, Galloway, and McNamee
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03876-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-03876-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60285-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 236
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