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London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Tony Murray


This book is about the literature of the Irish in London. By examining over 30 novels, short stories, and autobiographies set in London since the Second World War, it investigates the complex psychological landscapes of belonging and cultural allegiance found in these unique and personal perspectives on the Irish experience of migration. As well as bringing new research to bear on the work of established Irish writers such as Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, Emma Donoghue, and Joseph O'Connor, this study reveals an unexplored literature, diverse in form and content. By synthesizing theories of nar ... More

Keywords: novels, short stories, autobiographies, psychological landscapes, cultural allegiance, personal perspectives, migration, Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, Emma Donoghue

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318313
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317897


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Tony Murray, author

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