By Patrick R. Mullen
Looking again to the 1st wave of Irish modernism within the works of Wilde, Synge, Casement, and Joyce, Patrick Mullen unearths how those authors deployed queer aesthetics to form inclusive varieties of nationwide association in addition to to sharpen anti-imperialist evaluations. In its moment part, the monograph turns its cognizance to Ireland's postmodernist growth within the works of Patrick McCabe, Neil Jordan, and Jamie O'Neill. With readings of The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, and At Swim Boys, Mullen exhibits that queer sensibilities and magnificence stay key cultural assets for negotiating the political and monetary realities of globalization on the flip of the twenty-first century.
Buttressed by way of writings of theorists like Marx, Foucault, and Antonio Negri, The terrible Bugger's Tool brings Irish literature right into a fruitful conversation with queer concept, postcolonial reports, the background of sexuality, and modernist aesthetics.
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