Writing Ireland's Working Class: Dublin After O'Casey

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byMichael Pierse

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Exploring writing of working-class Dublin after Seán O'Casey, this book breaks new ground in Irish Studies, unearthing submerged narratives of class in Irish life. Examining how working-class identity is depicted by authors like Brendan Behan and Roddy Doyle, it discusses how this hidden, urban Ireland has appeared in the country's literature.

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Exploring writing of working-class Dublin after Seán O'Casey, this book breaks new ground in Irish Studies, unearthing submerged narratives of class in Irish life. Examining how working-class identity is depicted by authors like Brendan Behan and Roddy Doyle, it discusses how this hidden, urban Ireland has appeared in the country's lit...

MICHAEL PIERSE is a Communications teacher at Coláiste Íde CFE in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland. He is a former editor of the regional Cavan and Monaghan Echo newspaper group, and completed his PhD in English at Trinity College Dublin. He has published academic work on Flann O'Brien and Dermot Bolger, as well as many articles on social iss...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.95 × 5.64 × 1.22 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Shadow of Seán
Angry Young Men - Class Injuries and Masculinity
From Rocking the Cradle to Rocking the System - Writing Working-Class Women
Industry and the City - Workers in Struggle
Prison Stories - Writing Dublin at its Limits
Return of the Oppressed - Sexual Repression, Culture and Class
Revising the Revolution: Roddy Doyle's A Star Called Henry, Historiography, Politics and Proletarian Consciousness
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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"Sometimes books cross your path in which love and scholarship come together. Pierse writes about the culture of the neglected Dublin urban working class with passion and timeliness... This sparkling book will change the scope of Irish studies." –Professor Sally R. Munt, Times Higher Education"[Writing Ireland’s Working Class] deserves to be read by anyone interested not only in Irish cultural studies, but also in the shape and flow of class dynamics within Irish society... [It] has provided a strong, cogent analysis from which future debates and discussions can develop and grow... It’s a marvelous achievement, insightful and provocative, for which Pierse richly deserves our praise and thanks.” –Dr Conor McCabe, Irish Left Review