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Writing Ireland's Working Class free pdf As a social other, Ireland's urban working class inhabits a 'non-place' in the national narrative, a place beset by galling levels of poverty and low social mobility. Its exclusion is not just social and economic, but cultural as well. Working-class Dublin in particular elicits little good press, and less in terms of academic commentary or cultural appreciation, so where and how does it appear in literature? Exploring the fiction and plays of this marginalised community after Sean O'Casey, this book breaks new ground in Irish Studies scholarship, charting alternative directions for academic research and unearthing submerged narratives in the history of Irish culture. Most of the works examined have received little or no critical commentary to date, yet this book makes a compelling case for their centrality to the history and appreciation of Irish literature. From O'Casey to Roddy Doyle, a rich tapestry of urban life is illuminated and explored, which presents a robust challenge to stereotyped and staid views of Irish life and literature.

About Michael Pierse

MICHAEL PIERSE is a Communications teacher at Colaiste Ide CFE in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland. He is a former editor of the regional Cavan and Monaghan Echo newspaper group, and completed his PhD in English at Trinity College Dublin. He has published academic work on Flann O'Brien and Dermot Bolger, as well as many articles on social issues and current affairs.

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Author : Michael Pierse
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 14 December 2010
ISBN : 0230272274
EAN : 9780230272279
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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