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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict$
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Stephen Hopkins

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319426

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.001.0001

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Loyalist Paramilitarism and the Politics of Memoir-Writing

Loyalist Paramilitarism and the Politics of Memoir-Writing

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(p.62) Chapter 4 Loyalist Paramilitarism and the Politics of Memoir-Writing
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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict
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Stephen Hopkins

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0004

This chapter studies memoir-writing by loyalists, drawn from the ranks of the Ulster Volunteer Force, or the Ulster Defence Association. In general, loyalists have been less likely to write memoirs than Republicans, at least until recently, and the chapter considers the reasons for this discrepancy. It also examines the authorial motivation of loyalists, which may be self-consciously political, but has also often been commercial or sensationalist. The chapter studies the role of ghost-writers, and the confusion that can exist regarding who is actually in control of the narrative. This chapter considers key life-writing either by or about David Ervine, Alistair Little, Johnny Adair and Michael Stone.

Keywords:   Ulster Volunteer Force, Ulster Defence Association, Authorial motivation, Ghost-writers, Authorial confusion, Alistair Little, David Ervine, Johnny Adair, Michael Stone

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