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The Resource Trauma and history in the Irish novel : the return of the dead, Robert F. Garratt

Trauma and history in the Irish novel : the return of the dead, Robert F. Garratt

Label
Trauma and history in the Irish novel : the return of the dead
Title
Trauma and history in the Irish novel
Title remainder
the return of the dead
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Garratt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book considers the widespread treatment of traumatic memory in Irish fiction of the past thirty-five years. It focuses on both trauma fiction and the historical novel, and the way certain novelists looked to early events in twentieth-century Irish history to engage the recent political violence in Northern Ireland beginning in 1969. The novels have at least one narrative strategy in common: characters that suffer traumatically. Individuals witnessing or participating in an act of violence are portrayed as permanenetly attached to that moment - they are in the grip of their own traumatic history. The sense that history repeats itself, which gnawed at Irish political thought during the 1970s and 1980s, is a central tenet of trauma theory and traumatic experience, and lies at the heart of these novels
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garratt, Robert F
Dewey number
823/.91099417
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8803
LC item number
.G37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • History in literature
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Trauma and history in the Irish novel : the return of the dead, Robert F. Garratt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Undergoing history": J. G. Farrell's Troubles -- Cyclical history: Julia O'Faolain's No country for young men -- William Trevor and the voices of history -- Jennifer Johnston and traumatic memory -- Trauma and representation in John McGahern's Amongst women -- Return of the dead: Seamus Deane's Reading in the dark -- The contemporary Irish novel
Control code
645708565
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 170 pages
Isbn
9780230250307
Lccn
2010027512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)645708565
Label
Trauma and history in the Irish novel : the return of the dead, Robert F. Garratt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Undergoing history": J. G. Farrell's Troubles -- Cyclical history: Julia O'Faolain's No country for young men -- William Trevor and the voices of history -- Jennifer Johnston and traumatic memory -- Trauma and representation in John McGahern's Amongst women -- Return of the dead: Seamus Deane's Reading in the dark -- The contemporary Irish novel
Control code
645708565
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 170 pages
Isbn
9780230250307
Lccn
2010027512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)645708565

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