Irish Literature in the Celtic Tiger Years 1990 to 2008: by Susan Cahill

By Susan Cahill

whilst Irish tradition and economics underwent swift alterations in the course of the Celtic Tiger Years, Anne Enright, Colum McCann and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne all started writing. Now that interval of Irish background has closed, this research uncovers how their writing captured that exact old second.

By displaying how Ní Dhuibhne’s novels act as thought of arguments opposed to makes an attempt to disavow the previous, how McCann’s protagonists come to phrases with their historical past and the way Enright’s fiction explores connections and relationships with the feminine physique, Susan Cahill’s examine pinpoints universal issues for modern Irish writers: the connection among the physique, reminiscence and heritage, among generations, and among previous and current.

Cahill is ready to elevate wider questions on Irish tradition by means of having a look in particular at how writers have interaction with the physique. In exploring the writers’ predicament with embodied histories, similar questions relating gender, race, and Irishness are dropped at the fore. Such interrogations of corporeality along historical past are critical, making this an important contribution to ongoing debates of feminist concept in Irish Studies.

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