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Title: 'Out of the quarrel with others' : the conflict between self and community in modern Irish writing
Author: Mitchell, Brendan
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 1951
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis examines how the literature of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce influenced the writings of Liam O’Flaherty, Patrick Kavanagh and John McGahern. The primary purpose of this research is to question what motivates these individual writers and how great art universally illustrates a fundamental quarrel between self and community. The thesis considers the personal experiences and literary influences on each of the selected writers, examining how the great diversity of literature in twentieth-century Ireland was shaped by events both within and outside of the country. Although the writers in this study are open to various theoretical readings, this dissertation does not confine itself to one particular methodology. The main concern is with how each individual artist in a given text interprets his own self and community, analysing how the art form helps modern readers to understand the many historical and cultural processes at work in Irish literature and society.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PR English literature