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Contemporary Irish Republican Prison Writing Writing and Resistance

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ISBN-10: 1403981930

ISBN-13: 9781403981936

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lachlan Whalen

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The first book devoted entirely to a critical examination of contemporary Irish prison literature,Contemporary Irish Republican Prison Writingexplicates extant and previously unpublished texts by world-famous figures like Gerry Adams and Bobby Sands as well as the works of lesser-known and anonymous authors, paying special attention to women’s writing. This book analyzes Republican resistance within Northern Irish prisons as it traces the textual history of these writings, demonstrating the ways in which POWs appropriate prison space through discursive strategies. As it explores the aesthetic alterity of prison writingContemporary Irish Republican Prison Writingcritiques traditional…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 5.81" wide x 8.56" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Lachlan Whalen is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. His writings on Irish Republican prisoners have appeared in "New Hibernia Review/ Iris Nua Eireannach" and "Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing,"

Introduction: Taoibh Amuigh agus Faoi Ghlas: The Counter-aesthetics of Republican Prison Writing
"Our Barbed Wire Ivory Tower": The Cages of Long Kesh
"Comrades in the Dark": Writing in the H Blocks, 1976-1981
"Silence or Cell?": Women Writing in Armagh, Maghaberry, and Durham
"Captive Voices": Post-1981 Republican Prison Writing
Postscript: "You Look Like Jesus Christ": Images of Republican POWs in Contemporary Cinema