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Demons, Hamlets and Femmes Fatales

Representations of Irish Republicanism in Popular Fiction

Jayne Steel

The book provides a lively discussion of the ways in which popular fiction appropriates the figure of the Provisional IRA activist and the political conflict within the north of Ireland. It looks at how authors’ recreations, or transformations, of Irish republicanism might reveal self-referentional images that are, ultimately, a product of national identity and/or gender identity. An important focus of the book interrogates British fascination and fixation with the Provisional IRA and its ‘terrors’.
The many novels discussed in this study include Gerald Seymour Harry’s Game; Campbell Armstrong Jig; Bernard MacLaverty Cal; Mary Costello Titanic Town; Jennifer Johnston Shadows on our Skin; Deidre Madden One by One through the Darkness.

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Adams, Gerry, 97, 101, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 Adams, James, Robin Morgan and Anthony Bambridge, 71, 91, 102 Ahmed, Kamal and Dan Glaister, 180, 181 Anderson, Linda, 30, 33, 68, 230, 242, 243, 244, 245, 247 Armstrong, Campbell, 16, 124, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 142 Attridge, Derek, 31, 178 Barlow, James, 47, 61, 76, 102, 208 Baudrillard, Jean, 42, 45, 64, 70 Beckett, Mary, 207, 230, 245, 246, 248 Bell, Ian, A, 107 Bennett, Jeremy, 99 Bennett, Ronan, 28, 52, 145 Beresford, David, 195 Berger, John, 197, 198 Birch, Helen, 192 Bishop, Patrick and Eamonn Mallie, 21, 29, 114, 195 Bolger, Dermot, 223 Boswell, David and Jessica Evans, 19 Braddon, Russell, 61, 85 Brenton, Howard, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 75, 90 Broderick, John, 81 Burns, Richard 36, 68, 85, 103 Carrick, James, 47, 61, 208, 211 Carroll, James, 186 Caton-Jones, Michael, 71 Charles, Robert, 77, 103 Cheever, Susan, 34 Clancy, Ambrose, 25, 32, 78, 85, 104 Clancy, Tom, 41, 43, 82, 83, 84, 174 Clark, Lawrence, Gordon, 41 Clarke, Jeremy, 106 Cleary, Jon, 47 Cliff, Brian and Èibhear Walshe, 19 Cogan, J, 203 Coogan, Patrick, 170, 171 Coogan, Tim, Pat, 13, 14, 21, 34 Coppola, Francis, Ford, 50, 56 Costello, Mary, 16, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 222, 223 Crilly, Anne, 55, 146, 148, 154, 155, 157, 162, 207 Curtis, Liz, 21, 46, 48, 59, 60, 172 Daniel, James, 67, 73, 82 Darby, John, 35, 36, 37,...

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