Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction discusses the representations of place and landscape in Irish fiction since 2008. It includes novels and short stories by William Trevor, Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Donal Ryan, Claire Kilroy, Kevin Barry, Gerard Donovan, Danielle McLaughlin, Trisha McKinney, Billy O’Callaghan and Colum McCann. In the light of writings by geographers, anthropologists and philosophers such as Doreen Massey, Tim Ingold, Giorgio Agamben and Jeff Malpas, this book looks at the metamorphoses of place and landscape representations in fiction by confirmed or debut authors, in the aftermath of a crisis with deep economic as well as cultural consequences for Irish society. It shows what place and landscape representations reveal of the past, while discussing the way notions such as boundedness, openness and emergence can contribute to thinking out space and place and designing future landscapes.

chapter |12 pages


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PART I Opening up landscapes: Renegotiating places of the past

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PART II Metamorphoses of landscape in Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz and Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart

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PART III Imagining landscapes of the future in The Devil I Know by Claire Kilroy and in City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

chapter 6|24 pages

Placing loss: Nostalgia in City of Bohane

Byby Kevin Barry

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PART IV The in-betweenness of place: Seascapes in ve contemporary short stories and Colum McCann’s transatlantic unfolding of place