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Excess in modern Irish writing :

spirit and surplus /
Michael McAteer.
Main Creator: McAteer, Michael, 1968- author.
Summary: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 OCasey, Louis MacNeice, Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney, Marina Carr and Medbh McGuckian. The readings presented illustrate how Matthew Arnolds nineteenth-century idea of the excessive character of the Celt is itself exceeded within the modernity of twentieth-century Irish writing.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]
Series:New directions in Irish and Irish American literature.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index.

Physical description: xiv, 279 pages ; 23 cm

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