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Bolton, Jonathan
"Blighted beginnings" : coming of age in independent Ireland / Jonathan Bolton
Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  PR8803 .B65 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English fiction -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Bildungsromans
Self in literature
Subject Ireland -- Social life and customs
Ireland -- Politics and government
Physical Description 266 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-261) and index
Contents Coming of age in the Irish free state: individual and national development -- "Big house bildung": Anglo-Irish coming-of-age narratives -- "Omnibus omnium": education, vocation, and surrogacy in Irish coming-of-age narratives -- "The smear of decency": courtship and sexual initiation in coming-of-age narratives -- "A land transformed by wonder": coming out in Ireland -- Unhappy families: domestic discord, the divorce debate, and Irish coming-of-age narratives -- Conclusion : toward a postmodern Irish Bildungsroman : Roddy Doyle's A star called Henry

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