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By Nels Pearson

Donald J. Murphy Prize for a exceptional First Book

"Pearson is convincing in arguing that Irish writers frequently straddle the gap among nationwide id and a feeling of belonging to a bigger, extra cosmopolitan environment."--Choice

"Demonstrat[es]. . .just what it really is that makes comparative readings of heritage, politics, literature, idea, and tradition fundamental to the paintings that defines what's top and so much appropriate approximately scholarship within the humanities today."--Modern Fiction Studies

"[An] admirable e-book . . . Repositions the creative topic as anything varied from the biographical Joyce, Bowen, or Beckett, cohering as a sequence of specific aesthetic responses to the difficulty of belonging in an Irish context."--James Joyce Broadsheet

"A clever and compelling method of Irish expatriate modernism. . . . a massive new booklet that might have an enduring effect on postcolonial Irish studies."--Breac

"Clearly written, convincingly argued, and transformative."--Nicholas Allen, writer of Modernism, eire and Civil War

"Goes past 'statism' and postnationalism towards a cosmopolitics of Irish transnationalism during which nationwide belonging and nationwide id are completely in transition."--Gregory fortress, writer of The Literary conception Handbook

"Shows how 3 very important Irish writers crafted varieties of cosmopolitan pondering that spring from, and remove darkness from, the painful realities of colonialism and anti-colonial struggle."--Marjorie Howes, writer of Colonial Crossings: Figures in Irish Literary History

"Asserting the simultaneity of nationwide and international frames of reference, this illuminating publication is an interesting and well timed contribution to Irish Modernist Studies."--Geraldine Higgins, writer of Heroic Revivals from Carlyle to Yeats

Looking on the writing of 3 major Irish expatriates, Nels Pearson demanding situations traditional severe developments that view their paintings as both asserting Irish anti-colonial sentiment or embracing overseas id. in fact, he argues, those writers continually paintings backward and forward among a feeling of nationwide belonging that is still incomplete and ideas of human universality tied to their new worldwide environments. For those and lots of different Irish writers, nationwide and foreign matters don't clash, yet overlap--and the interaction among them motivates Irish modernism.

According to Pearson, Joyce 's Ulysses strives to articulate the interdependence of an Irish id and a common point of view; Bowen's exiled, unrooted characters are by no means firmly rooted within the first position; and in Beckett, the unsettled starting place is felt such a lot keenly while it's deserted for exile. those writers exhibit the displacement felt by way of many Irish electorate in an ever-changing place of origin unsteadied through lengthy and turbulent decolonization. trying to find a feeling of position among nationwide and worldwide abstractions, their paintings monitors a twofold fight to pinpoint nationwide identification whereas adapting to a fluid cosmopolitan world.

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