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Terror and Irish Modernism : The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett (Hardcover)

Author: Hansen, Jim

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"Terror and Irish Modernism offers a synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction. Covering more than two centuries of literary production, Jim Hansen locates the root structure of modern Irish fiction in the masculine gender anxiety of one of the nineteenth century''s most popular literary genres: the Gothic. Addressing both the decolonization of Ireland and the politics of literary form, Hansen sheds new light on canonical works by Maria Edgeworth, C. R. Maturin, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett by reading them all as part of the generic tradition of the Irish Gothic. He focuses in particular on how the Irish Gothic tradition translated the English Gothic''s female-confinement narrative into a story about confined, feminized male protagonists. In reading this male gender-disorientation as the foundational condition of modern Irish political identity, Terror and Irish Modernism provides a thoroughly new genealogy of modern Irish fiction."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Mfg Part# 9781438428215
SKU 211301996
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1438428219
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0209
Publisher State University of New York Press
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