Reading Irish-American Fiction

The Hyphenated Self

  • Authors
  • Margaret Hallissy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Margaret Hallissy
    Pages 1-18
  3. Margaret Hallissy
    Pages 19-32
  4. Margaret Hallissy
    Pages 33-46
  5. Margaret Hallissy
    Pages 47-59
  6. Margaret Hallissy
    Pages 173-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-211

About this book


This book analyzes five novels, all published between 1989 and 1999, in which the main characters are 'hyphenated people': Americans who are ancestrally joined to, yet realistically separated from, the Irish. Hallissy explores why these characters think of themselves as Irish, though they have know little of Ireland or its people.


America fiction novel

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