Goodbye Yeats and O’Neill: Farce in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Narratives

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Goodbye Yeats and O’Neill: Farce in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Narratives

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The book is a study of works by more than a dozen authors, including Roddy Doyle, Nuala O’Faolain, Colum McCann, William Kennedy, Alice McDermott, Mary Gordon and Thomas Kelly. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoir-a primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in the early twenty-first century.

ISBN

978-90-420-3153-1

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Rodopi

City

New York

Keywords

farce, Irish studies, Irish fiction, Irish-American fiction, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O’Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O’Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, Mary Gordon

Goodbye Yeats and O’Neill: Farce in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Narratives

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