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Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Deryn Rees-Jones and Michael Murphy

Abstract

Featuring interviews and essays from the likes of Alan Bleasdale, Terence Davies, Linda Grant, Roger McGough, Willy Russell, Levi Tafari, and Paul Du Noyer, the book asks if there is a distinctive Liverpool literary voice, and if so, how it can be identified. It locates Liverpool as a city with a complex literary and cultural heritage, charting its ongoing connections and affiliations with Ireland, Wales, and the United States as well as the importance of its working-class culture, particularly arising from its seafaring history. The introduction considers the ways in which Liverpool, though c ... More

Keywords: Alan Bleasdale, Terence Davies, Linda Grant, Roger McGough, Willy Russell, Levi Tafari, Du Noyer, literary heritage, cultural heritage, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310737
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314476

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deryn Rees-Jones, editor

Michael Murphy, editor

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Introduction: Sounding Liverpool

Michael Murphy and Deryn Rees-Jones