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Excess in Modern Irish Writing

Excess in Modern Irish Writing

Spirit and Surplus

by Michael McAteer
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Publication Date: 15/03/2021
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This book examines the topic of excess in modern Irish writing in terms of mysticism, materialism, myth and language. The study engages ideas of excess as they appear in works by major thinkers from Hegel, Kierkegaard and Marx through to Nietzsche, Bataille, Derrida and, more recently, Badiou. Poems, plays and fiction by a wide range of Irish authors are considered. These include works by Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, Patrick Pearse, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, Louis MacNeice, Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney, Marina Carr and Medbh McGuckian. The readings presented illustrate how Matthew Arnold's nineteenth-century idea of the excessive character of the Celt is itself exceeded within the modernity of twentieth-century Irish writing.
ISBN:
9783030374150
9783030374150
Category:
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-03-2021
Publisher:
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
279
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
0.39kg

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