The Resource Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen, W.J. McCormack

Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen, W.J. McCormack

Label
Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen
Title
Dissolute characters
Title remainder
Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen
Statement of responsibility
W.J. McCormack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Irish literature in English commands world-wide respect, but it is rarely discussed in a comparative light. This study of the making and unmaking of character commences with Balzac's impact on nineteenth-century Irish fiction. Sheridan Le Fanu links Balzac and Swedenborg to Yeats, and anticipates Elizabeth Bowen's deployment of ghost story conventions in the 1940s. Through painterly imagery, biblical quotation and the distortion of proper names, Le Fanu shows character to be a self-consuming project. Yeats's "Parnell" emerges as a modernist gothic hero of the 1930s. Bowen's "The heat of the day" anatomises the problems of identity, bequeathed by Yeats. Radically revising the idea of a gothic tradition and traversing two centuries of Irish literary history, Dissolute characters gives a fluent and detailed account of the emerging relation between Irish culture, modernism and politics
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormack, W. J
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR8711
LC item number
.M335 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • English literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • English literature
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen, W.J. McCormack
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780719085635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706651531
  • (OCoLC)ocn706651531
Label
Dissolute characters : Irish literary history through Balzac, Sheridan Le Fanu, Yeats and Bowen, W.J. McCormack
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780719085635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706651531
  • (OCoLC)ocn706651531

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