The Blackwater Lightship

A Novel

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Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743203313

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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With AIDS about to claim a well-loved young man, three generations of his family are reunited at his bedside in Ireland, in a novel that explores the nature of love and the complex interrelationships among family members.

The Blackwater Lightship

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Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330389860

Category: Bereavement

Page: 273

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It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Three women, Dora Devereux, her daughter Lily and her grand-daughter Helen, have arrived, after years of strife, at an uneasy peace with each other. They know that in the years ahead it will be necessary for them to keep their distance. Now, however, Declan, Helen's adored brother, is dying and the three of them come together in the grandmother's crumbling old house with two of Declan's friends. All six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to listen to, and come to terms with each other.The Blackwater Lightship is a novel about morals and manners, about culture clashes and clashes of personalities, but it is also a novel full of stories, as the characters give an account of themselves, and the others listen, awe struck or deeply amused at things they have never heard before.

Vergleich des Romans "The Blackwater Lightship" mit seiner Verfilmung in Bezug auf die thematische Verschiebung und ihre Wirkung

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Author: Katharina Berger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640220129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 15 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Cover der vom amerikanischen Scribner Verlag herausgegebenen Auflage von The Blackwater Lightship ziert ein Hinweis: „ Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame Television Event“. Wenn man nicht gerade diese amerikanische Auflage besitzt, könnte die Tatsache, dass Colm Toíbíns Werk auch verfilmt wurde an einem europäischen Leser leicht verborgen bleiben. Gerade weil wahrscheinlich nicht viele Leser die Verfilmung kennen und es noch keine Kritiken der Verfilmung gibt, scheint ein Vergleich mit seiner literarischen Vorlage interessant. Zunächst sollen dafür die verschiedenen Konflikte, die in Tóibíns Roman angesprochen werden behandelt werden. Danach soll untersucht werden, ob die Verfilmung auf diese verschiedenen Konflikte gleichermaßen eingeht und die eventuell auftretende Diskrepanz vor dem Hintergrund des Entstehungs- und Rezeptionskontext sowie medienspezifischer Gründe erklärt werden. Bezogen auf die Verfilmungsproblematik im Allgemeinen, soll dann die unterschiedliche Wirkung des Films, die sich durch die inhaltlichen Verschiebungen ergibt, diskutiert werden. [...]

Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill

Farce in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Narratives

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Author: Edward Alphonsus Hagan

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042029935

Category: Drama

Page: 329

View: 1916

Goodbye Yeats and O¿Neill is a reading of one or two books recently written by the following major authors: Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O¿Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O¿Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, and Mary Gordon. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoir¿a primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in the early twenty-first century. Edward A. Hagan is Professor of Writing at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of High Nonsensical Words: A Study of the Works of Standish James O¿Grady (Whitston, 1986). In addition to numerous journal articles, he has edited and introduced three volumes in the University College Dublin Classics of Irish History Series¿To the Leaders of Our Working People by Standish James O¿Grady (2002), Sun and Wind by Standish James O¿Grady (2004), and The Green Republic by W.R. MacDermott (2004).

Redefinitions of Irish Identity

A Postnationalist Approach

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Author: Irene Gilsenan Nordin,Carmen Zamorano Llena

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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This collection of essays aims to provide new insights into the debate on postnationalism in Ireland from the perspective of narrative writing.

Marias Testament

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Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446245391

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Die Geschichte Marias, wie sie die Bibel nicht erzählt: Lange Jahre, nachdem Christus am Kreuz gestorben ist, will die Mutter Jesu von der Heiligkeit ihres Sohnes noch immer nichts wissen. Seinen Wundern gegenüber ist sie skeptisch und den Schmerz über seinen Verlust hat sie nie überwunden. Dann erzählt sie ihre eigene Version von der Passion Christi – von ihrer ganz persönlichen Trauer, ihrer fehlenden Frömmigkeit und ihrem Eigensinn. Es ist die Geschichte einer Frau, die nicht verstehen will, weshalb ihr Sohn sich von ihr abwandte, und die auch nicht an den christlichen Gott glaubt. Durch ihre Augen eröffnet Colm Tóibín einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Christentum und erschafft ein ungeahnt menschliches Porträt der Ikone Maria.

Nora Webster

Roman

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Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254218

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Als ihr Mann viel zu früh stirbt, verfällt Nora Webster in einen Schockzustand. Es ist das provinzielle Irland der 60er Jahre, in dem sie nun versuchen muss, sich in einem selbstbestimmten Leben als Frau und Mutter von vier Kindern zurechtzufinden. Jeder kennt jeden in der kleinen Stadt, das macht all die Entscheidungen, die sie nun alleine fällen muss, nicht einfacher. Nora ist katholisch und unkonventionell, mit grimmiger Intelligenz sucht sie neue Wege für sich und ihre Kinder. In seinem großen Roman gelingt Colm Tóibín das Porträt einer Frau, die die Unabhängigkeit ihrer Gefühle bewahrt. Nora Webster ist eine der bleibenden Frauenfiguren der Literatur.

Mütter und Söhne

Erzählungen

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Author: Colm Tóibín,Giovanni Bandini,Ditte Bandini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423139281

Category:

Page: 283

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"Blighted Beginnings"

Coming of Age in Independent Ireland

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Author: Jonathan Bolton

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838757731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Blighted Beginnings: Coming of Age in Independent Ireland offers a much needed examination of the manner in which narratives of emerging selfhood were used persistently by authors in order to critique and reform problems that have plagued postindependence Ireland. The study begins by examining the struggles peculiar to the generation that either came of age during the Irish revlutionary period or immediately after independence whose individual identityformation coincides with the birth of the Free State. It then looks at how the freedoms of Anglo-Irish children were circumscribed by the traditions of their class, the inheritance of property, and by sectarian prejudice, thereby impeding their maturity, and how the Big House tradition is used both to redress the privilege and colonial abuses of their class and respond to the culture of resentment that complicated Anglo-Irish life after independence. This study also analyzes how religious vocations, widely encouraged in Ireland, defied the expectations of maturity by insisting upon a renunciation of worldly ambition, an ongoing paternal and institutional dependency, sexual abstinence, and social separation. Blighted Beginnings further considers Ireland's "politics of chastity"---a national identity construction based on notions of moral purity that hindered sexual development and courtship practices---and how coming-of-age fiction dramatizes forms of sexual repression that obstruct courtship and marriage. It then takes up the related issue of how Irish coming-out narratives raise consciousness about the problems inherent in embracing a gay or lesbian identity in Ireland, and how culturally inscribed and institutionalized forms of prejudice in Irish society had, and still have impugned samesex relationships, imposed social and legal penalties to discourage homosexuality, and enforced the secrecy of the closet. This book also looks at how authors have persistently used the bildungsroman to complicate and challenge the idealization of the family, exposing the divorce ban as symptomatic of an unrealistic notion of domestic inviolability. This study concludes with a discussion of the future of the bildungsroman in a country that has transcended many of its formative crises. This chapter considers Doyle's A Star Called Henry as a text that inaugurates a new phase in Irish coming-of-age narratives in which many of the problems of Irish life, formerly treated so earnestly and tragically, can be a source of play and humor. By looking at a comprehensive range of novels by writers like Sean O'Faolain, Elizabeth Bowen, Edna O'Brien, and William Trevor, as well as lesser known figures like Eimar O'Duffy, Francis MacManus, and Mary Morrissy, Blighted Beginnings traces the evolving concerns of Irish writers as they pushed for a greater accommodation of individual freedoms and aspirations.

Das letzte Wort

Roman - diezukunft.de-Edition

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Author: Alena Graedon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641165121

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Die nahe Zukunft: Bücher, Zeitungen und Zeitschriften sind so gut wie ausgestorben – die Smartphones, genannt Mems, übernehmen für die Menschen jegliche Form der Kommunikation. Als Synchronic Inc., ein riesiger Computerkonzern, mittels einer Wörter- App die Sprache selbst monopolisieren will, kommt es zur globalen Katastrophe: Die App setzt einen Virus frei, der den Menschen das Sprachvermögen raubt – völliges Verstummen und im schlimmsten Fall der Tod sind die Folge. Einzig ein Geheimbund aus Linguisten und Lexikografen versucht, Synchronic Inc. aufzuhalten.

Moving Beyond Nativism

Eine Betrachtung Des Irischen Gegenwartsromans Aus Dem Blickwinkel Postkolonialer Theorien

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Author: Elmar Singer

Publisher: Lang, Peter, Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Decolonization in literature

Page: 343

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Man sagt, jeder zweite Ire habe ein fertiges Romanmanuskript in der Schublade liegen - und doch blieb im 20. Jahrhundert vieles unerzahlt. Moving Beyond Nativism untersucht den Zusammenhang zwischen literarischem und gesellschaftlichem

The Advocate

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: N.A

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Der Sommer, als der Regen ausblieb

Roman

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Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641110815

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1904

Es ist der heißeste Sommer, den die Menschen in England je erlebt haben. Seit Monaten hat es nicht mehr geregnet, in den Gärten verdorrt das Gras, und schon morgens liegt die Julihitze bleiern über London, als Robert Riordan wie jeden Tag das Haus verlässt, um die Zeitung zu holen. Doch er kehrt nicht zurück. Die Suche nach ihm zwingt die drei Kinder von Robert und Gretta zur Rückkehr in ihr Elternhaus: die seit Jahren zerstrittenen Schwestern Monica und Aoife sowie ihren Bruder Michael Francis. Alle drei haben mit privaten Krisen zu kämpfen, und die Sorge um den Vater sowie das plötzliche Aufeinandertreffen spitzen die Probleme und ihre Konflikte untereinander zu. Sie ahnen nicht, dass Gretta eine Erklärung für Roberts Verschwinden haben könnte, aber ihr Geheimnis nicht einmal jetzt preisgeben kann.

Love in a Dark Time

And Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature

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Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743244671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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A collection of linked essays about homosexual literature considers its most influential writers of the past two centuries--including Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, and Thom Gunn--and how many of them were forced to hide the truth about their private lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Brooklyn

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Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501106473

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

Mothers and Sons

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Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330471090

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Mothers and Sons is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection that confirms Tóibín as a great prose stylist of our time. 'Colm Tóibín is a writer of extraordinary emotional clarity. Each of the nine stories is a snapshot of a point of crisis . . . Tóibín perfectly understands the instantaneous nature of the ideal short story; the sense that the pen is going straight into a major vein. These are beautiful stories, beautifully crafted’ Kate Saunders, Literary Review 'The last story in this excellent collection is a superbly powerful tale of betrayal and desertion. Quintessential Tóibín’ Spectator ‘Moving . . . beautifully captured moments of longing and loss . . . Tóibín is a subtle, intelligent and deeply felt writer’ Guardian 'By turns surprising and illuminating, always beautifully written, Mothers and Sons places Tóibín in the front rank of modern Irish fiction . . . It may not be going too far to suggest Irish fiction has found its first Master of the new century’ Scotland on Sunday Mothers and Sons is a sensitive meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each of the nine stories focuses on a moment in which an unspoken balance shifts; in which a mother and son do battle, or experience a sudden crisis, thus leaving their conception of who they are subtly or seriously altered. ‘It’s truly remarkable that a writer of Tóibín’s great felicity, immense seriousness and general large awareness – a writer so naturally gifted as a novelist – can deliver short stories of such subtle empathy and brilliance. He’s dazzling’ Richard Ford ‘Tóibín is a master of understated emotions. From wintry landscapes, bereft of human life, to crowded pubs filled with musicians, every scene has the ring of truth’ Mail on Sunday ‘All the stories share a miraculous density. Short but weighty, they contain whole lives’ Sunday Times ‘Subtly and exquisitely written, the language never forced but utterly rooted in real worlds. Each story is haunting and memorable’ Dermot Bolger, Evening Herald ‘Some of the most accomplished and nuanced soundings contemporary fiction has to offer’ New York Times

The Testament of Mary

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Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688385

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

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A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause. By the award-winning author of The Master. 25,000 first printing.