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The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Alison Garden

Abstract

This groundbreaking study explores the literary afterlives of Ireland’s most enigmatic, shape-shifting and controversial son: Roger Casement. A seminal human rights activist, a key figure in the struggle for Irish independence, a traitor to British imperialism and an enthusiastic recorder of a sexual life lived in the shadows, Casement has endured as a symbol of ambivalence and multiplicity. Casement can be found in the most curious of places: from the imperial horrors of Heart of Darkness (1899) to the gay club culture of 1980s London in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Swimming-Pool Library (1998); f ... More

Keywords: Roger Casement, 1916 and the Easter Rising, Ireland, The Irish Revolutionary Period, Irish History, Irish Literature, Afterlives, Twentieth-century literature, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621815
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Garden, author