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Crossing Borders: A Critical Introduction to the Works of Mary Rose Callaghan (Hardback)

Maryanne Felter

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ISBN 10: 1611491460 / ISBN 13: 9781611491463
Edité par University of Delaware Press, United States, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The first full-length study of Mary Rose Callaghan s life and works argues that Callaghan s books examine the boundaries that constrict Irish society as well as Irish authors. Her novels explore limits of gender roles, strictures around mental health, margins that conceal social problems of alcoholism, sexual abuse in the clergy, domestic violence, and sexual repression. Callaghan uses the metaphor of geographic crossing (emigration) as a vehicle for exploring crossing the boundary between history and the present time, between fact and fiction, between madness and sanity the creative process itself. The transatlantic border appears in her portrayal of Americans through Irish eyes, exploring the stereotypes of Irish-America and Ireland from both sides of the Atlantic. Finally, the book examines Callaghan s use of literary allusion as both a stylistic technique and a way to place herself in the literary tradition. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9781611491463

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Titre : Crossing Borders: A Critical Introduction to...

Éditeur : University of Delaware Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The first full-length study of Mary Rose Callaghan's life and works argues that Callaghan's books examine the boundaries that constrict Irish society as well as Irish authors. Her novels explore limits of gender roles, strictures around mental health, margins that conceal social problems of alcoholism, sexual abuse in the clergy, domestic violence, and sexual repression. Callaghan uses the metaphor of geographic crossing (emigration) as a vehicle for exploring crossing the boundary between history and the present time, between fact and fiction, between madness and sanity_the creative process itself. The transatlantic border appears in her portrayal of Americans through Irish eyes, exploring the stereotypes of Irish-America and Ireland from both sides of the Atlantic. Finally, the book examines Callaghan's use of literary allusion as both a stylistic technique and a way to place herself in the literary tradition.

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Maryanne Felter is professor of English at Cayuga Community College.

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