The Irish novel has had a distinguished history. It spans such diverse authors as James Joyce, George Moore, Maria Edgeworth, Bram Stoker, Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, Lady Morgan, John Banville, and others. Yet it has until now received less critical attention than Irish poetry and drama. This volume covers three hundred years of Irish achievement in fiction, with essays on key genres, themes, and authors. It provides critiques of individual works, accounts of important novelists, and histories of sub-genres and allied narrative forms, establishing significant social and political contexts for dozens of novels. The varied perspectives and emphases by more than a dozen critics and literary historians ensure that the Irish novel receives due tribute for its colour, variety and linguistic verve. Each chapter features recommended further reading. This is the perfect overview for students of the Irish novel from the romances of the seventeenth century to the present day.
About the Author :
John Wilson Foster has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel as an editor.
John Wilson Foster is Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and read English and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. In 2004-05 he was Leverhulme Visiting Professor to the U.K. (University of Ulster); in 2005 he was Armstrong
Visiting Professor at St Michael's College, University of Toronto; in 2006 he was Arts Faculty Visiting Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Among his thirteen books are Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction (1974), Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival (1987),
|Title:||The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Author:||John Wilson Foster|
|No. of Pages:||286|
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