Tragedy and Irish Literature
Synge, O'Casey, Beckett
By (author) Ronan McDonald
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Tragedy and Irish Literature by Ronan McDonald
Book DescriptionIn Tragedy and Irish Literature , McDonald considers the culture of suffering, loss, and guilt in the work of J.M. Synge, Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett. He applies external ideas of tragedy to the three dramatists and also discerns particular sorts of tragedy within their own work. While alert to the real differences between the three writers, the book also traces common themes and preoccupations. It identifies a conflict between form and content, between heightened language and debased reality as the hallmark of Irish tragedy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333923931
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ronan McDonald
RONAN McDONALD is a Lecturer in English at the University of Reading. He is co-editor of Bullan: An Irish Studies Journal and author of numerous articles and reviews on English and Irish writing.
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