ABSTRACT

Chapter 4 presents the data collected for this book and the creation of a corpus of 18 novels written by male Irish authors from the Republic of Ireland between 1965 and 2018. In this chapter, there will also be the rationale for the selection of the novels analysed in this book, how the process of creating a corpus is carried out and the main issues when creating a corpus, some insight into the novels, and the male characters analysed.