Space, Place, Writing
Dr Neal Alexander lectures in English at the University of Nottingham. He is the co-editor (with Shane Murphy and Anne Oakman) of 'To the Other Shore: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies' (Queen's University Belfast, 2004).
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1: Imaginative Geographies: The Politics and Poetics of Space Chapter 2: Mapping Belfast: Urban Cartographies Chapter 3: Deviations from the Known Route: Reading, Writing, Walking Chapter 4: Revised Versions: Place and Memory Chapter 5: Spatial Stories: Narrative and Representation Chapter 6: Babel-babble: Language and Translation Bibliography General Index Index of Works
Alexander’s book, judiciously focused, thoroughly researched and finely produced, has set an agenda for future critical discussion of Carson.
Peter Denman Irish Studies Review, 20.2
The introduction offers a great deal of useful background information that will be beneficial for those new to Carson. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.
Choice, Vol. 48, No. 19
Through its comprehensive coverage of Carson’s proliferating oeuvre, its meticulous research and carefully nuanced argumentation, Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing makes a significant contribution to the consolidation and development of theoretical and critical thinking about Carson in particular, and contemporary Northern Ireland poetry more generally.
University of Ulster
This book will be of interest to scholars of Irish literature and politics, as well those interested in the growing field of the interactions between literature and geography. It is, furthermore, a book that marks the continuing relevance of the spatial turn in literary theory and the theoretical turn in Irish studies.
Review of English Studies
A model of its kind, easily the best thing on Carson, and one of the finest recent books on any Irish poet. It blends theory and close reading very well, and wears its learning lightly and stylishly.
University of Swansea
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 15, 2010
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 58