Shame, Blame, and Change: Suburban Life in Irish Women’s Fiction
This chapter considers modern Irish suburban literature within the wider context of American and British representations and theories of suburbia. Focusing on modern Irish writing by women, it discloses and interrogates the validity and potentiality of Irish suburbia as a site for female imagining and art. These themes are pursued through the examination of a broad variety of novels and short stories by writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Maeve Binchy, Anne Enright, Patricia Scanlan, Mary Morrissy, and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.
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