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No Mean City?

The Image of Dublin in the Novels of Dermot Bolger, Roddy Doyle and Val Mulkerns


Ulrike Paschel

Contents: The Fair City (a brief introduction to contemporary Dublin) - Literary Dublin (giving answers to the question of why there has been so little Dublin literature, even though the city has achieved literary world fame) - Dublin - Imaginary and Imaginative (an analysis of Dermot Bolger's The Journey Home, Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Van and Val Mulkerns' Very Like a Whale).