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作者 McWilliams, Ellen
書名 Women and exile in contemporary Irish fiction [electronic resource] / Ellen McWilliams
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 9781137314208 (electronic bk.)
1137314206 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Women, Forms of Exile, and Diasporic Identities -- 2. 'Outside History': Exile and Myths of the Irish Feminine in Julia O'Faolain's "No Country for Young Men" and "The Irish Signorina" -- 3. Negotiating with the Motherland: Exile and the Irish Woman Writer in Edna O'Brien's "The Country Girls" Trilogy and "The Light of Evening" -- 4. Relative Visibility: Women, Exile, and Censorship in John McGahern's "The Leavetaking" and "Amongst Women" -- 5. Architectures of Exile and Self-Exile in William Trevor's "Felicia's Journey" and "The Story of Lucy Gault" -- 6. The Refusenik Returnee and Reluctant Emigrant in Colm ̐ΜưTi̐Μưbn's "The South and Brooklyn" -- 7. 'Ireland is Something That Often Happens Elsewhere': Displaced and Disrupted Histories in Anne Enright's "What Are You Like?" and "The Gathering"
"Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction" examines the representation of the Irish woman migrant and ideas of exile in the contemporary Irish novel. Women have frequently been overlooked or made to serve an emblematic or symbolic function in the portrayal of exile in Irish writing, but more recent treatments of exile and emigration show a keen interest in reclaiming the history of the Irish woman emigrant and in explicitly addressing this lacuna. The book surveys how the Irish woman emigrant is imagined from the early twentieth century to the present day, and explores how six Irish authors - Julia O'Faolain, Edna O'Brien, Anne Enright, John McGahern, William Trevor and Colm ̐ΜưTi̐Μưbn - have contributed to the recovery of the story of the woman migrant. Particular emphasis is given to how these writers offer complex representations of women in relation to the Irish emigrant experience and respond to a range of different meanings of exile and emigration in an Irish context
主題 Irish fiction -- History and criticism
Women in literature
Exile (Punishment) in literature
Immigrants in literature
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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