Trauma and History in the Irish Novel: The Return of the Dead

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byRobert F. Garratt

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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.

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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 196...

ROBERT F. GARRATT is Professor of English and Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, Washington State, USA. His previous publications include Modern Irish Poetry: Tradition and Continuity from Yeats to Heaney; The Uses of the Past: Essays on Irish Culture and Society and Critical Essays on Seamus Heaney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230250300

ISBN - 13:9780230250307

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
'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
Representation and Trauma in John McGahern's Amongst Women
Return of the Dead: Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark
The Contemporary Irish Novel
Index