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Ciaran CarsonSpace, Place, Writing$
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Neal Alexander

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846314780

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316203

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Revised Versions: Place and Memory

Revised Versions: Place and Memory

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(p.112) Chapter Four Revised Versions: Place and Memory
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Ciaran Carson
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316203.005

This chapter analyzes the role of place and memory in the works of Ciaran Carson. It suggests that Carson uses memory as a mode of consolation and it also serves as an organ of retrieval and reclamation that implicitly upbraids the procedures of official historiography. It explains that through this process, Belfast emerges as a palimpsest of memories elaborated in time and space in the works of Carson.

Keywords:   place, memory, Ciaran Carson, mode of consolation, historiography, time and space, Belfast

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