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No Country for Old Men

Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature


Edited By Paddy Lyons and Alison O'Malley-Younger

Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland’s story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions.
These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.


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Index of Names and Works 287


Ahern, Bertie 10 Badiou, Alain The Century 48–9, 52, 60, 62, 63, 66–7 Barrington, Margaret My Cousin Justin 274–8 Beckett, Samuel 9, 99 Molloy 72 Waiting for Godot 148–9 Bhabha, Homi 261 Bolger, Dermot Night Shift 125, 127–9 The Family on Paradise Pier 124, 125, 134–7 The Journey Home 125, 130–1 The Lament for Arthur Cleary 129 The Woman’s Daughter 125, 129–30 Walking the Roads 265 Bowen, Elizabeth The Last September 250 Brecht, Berthold 12, 48 Bryce, Colette 88, 96–7 Carr, Marina Portia Coughlan 78–80, 82–3 Coetzee, J.M. Deceit 21 Cronin Anthony Dead as Doornails under Dev 11, 154 Dana 9 De Lillo, Don White Noise 145 De Valera, Éamon 11, 132, 148, 154 Defoe, Daniel The True Born Englishman 249 Derrida, Jacques 27, 127, 134 Dillon Eilis 12, 233–45 Blood Relations 235–40, 243 The Bitter Glass 233, 235, 240–5 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry 124, 131–4, 137 Oh, Play That Thing 137 Flynn, Leontia 88, 99–100 Friel, Brian 12 Aristocrats 247–62 Making History 80 Gilles, Allan 88, 89–94 Heaney, Seamus 12, 87, 88, 89, 93, 96, 99, 100 Hinkson, Pamela The Ladies Road 266–71, 273, 275, 277 Huxley, Aldous 153–4 Joyce, James 9, 83 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 150–1, 186 Finnegans Wake 99, 148 ‘The Dead’ 25 Ulysses 71–2, 157–76 Kennedy, Brian Roman Song 178 The Arrival of Fergus Flynn...

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