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The Resource Seeking a country : literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen, [compiled by] Taura S. Napier ; illustrations by Louise S. Napier

Seeking a country : literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen, [compiled by] Taura S. Napier ; illustrations by Louise S. Napier

Label
Seeking a country : literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen
Title
Seeking a country
Title remainder
literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Taura S. Napier ; illustrations by Louise S. Napier
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although there are numerous published studies of Irish literature, and several of women's autobiography, none has combined these areas of study. Literary autobiographies of both women and men have gained popularity and scholarly attention over the last three decades, especially twentieth-century women's autobiography." "This study identifies and examines Irishwomen's literary autobiography and traces its development through the twentieth century. The opening chapter discusses autobiographical trends prior to the present century in Ireland, and charts major movements informing women's autobiography of the twentieth century. Of particular importance are the ways in which the life stories of Irish women writers both affirm and contradict intercultural theories of women's autobiography, how these writers manifest their autobiographical "I" as a deflected entity, and the relevance of class and religious background to the autobiographical voices of women in Ireland." "The core discussion of the study focuses on the self-narratives of Lady Augusta Gregory, Katharine Tynan, Mary Colum, Elizabeth Bowen, Kate O'Brien, and Eavan Boland."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/9287/094170904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8807.W6
LC item number
S44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Napier, Taura S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, Irish
  • Women
  • Autobiography
  • Women authors, Irish
  • Ireland
Label
Seeking a country : literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen, [compiled by] Taura S. Napier ; illustrations by Louise S. Napier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-211) and index
  • "A bibliography of Irishwomen's autobiography: 1691 to the present": pages [213]-225
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pilgrimage to self
  • Books of the people : Lady Gregory's written life
  • "Only the golden hours" : the fearles naiveté of Katharine Tynan
  • The mosaic "I" : Mary Colum and modern Irish autobiography
  • "Indestructible landmarks in a destructible world" : the autoethnography of Elizabeth Bowen
  • "External impressions of life" : the paradoxical autobiography of Kate O'Brien
  • Histories of the future : Eavan Boland's Object lessons
  • A phylogeny of Irishwomen's literary autobiography
Control code
45413512
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780761819349
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Seeking a country : literary autobiographies of twentieth-century Irishwomen, [compiled by] Taura S. Napier ; illustrations by Louise S. Napier
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-211) and index
  • "A bibliography of Irishwomen's autobiography: 1691 to the present": pages [213]-225
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pilgrimage to self
  • Books of the people : Lady Gregory's written life
  • "Only the golden hours" : the fearles naiveté of Katharine Tynan
  • The mosaic "I" : Mary Colum and modern Irish autobiography
  • "Indestructible landmarks in a destructible world" : the autoethnography of Elizabeth Bowen
  • "External impressions of life" : the paradoxical autobiography of Kate O'Brien
  • Histories of the future : Eavan Boland's Object lessons
  • A phylogeny of Irishwomen's literary autobiography
Control code
45413512
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780761819349
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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