The Art of Brian Friel

Neither Reality Nor Dreams

  • Elmer Andrews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elmer Andrews
    Pages 1-75
  3. Elmer Andrews
    Pages 76-121
  4. Elmer Andrews
    Pages 122-163
  5. Elmer Andrews
    Pages 164-207
  6. Elmer Andrews
    Pages 208-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-285

About this book


This is a critical study of Friel's entire oeuvre, relating Friel's work to the problems of subjectivity, representation, history and the body, with a view to offering some placement of Friel in relation to both postmodernism and traditional humanism. Central to this study is Friel's concept of 'translation', whereby he offers us the tension of shaping the new through a 'translation' or reformulation of the old.


body concept corpus history history of literature humanism knowledge modernism play postmodernism reform subject tradition translation writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Elmer Andrews
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-23988-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23986-3
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