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Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Neal Alexander


Ciaran Carson is one of the most challenging and inventive of contemporary Irish writers, exhibiting verbal brilliance, formal complexity and intellectual daring across a remarkably varied body of work. This study considers the full range of his oeuvre, in poetry, prose and translations, and discusses the major themes to which he returns, including: memory and history, narrative, language and translation, mapping, violence and power. It argues that the singularity of Carson's writing is to be found in his radical imaginative engagements with ideas of space and place. The city of Belfast, in pa ... More

Keywords: Ciaran Carson, Irish writing, Belfast, memory, narrative, language, translation, mapping, violence, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314780
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316203


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neal Alexander, author