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Published: 30 November 2012

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086137

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Impure Thoughts

Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Michael G. Cronin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Addresses urgent and topical questions about Catholicism, sexuality and Irish history
  • Combines literary analysis with an examination of archival material; addresses significant topics in Irish historical and cultural studies, gender studies and sociology, as well as literary studies
  • Develops a significantly new approach to the study of twentieth-century Irish writing and to the study of the history of Irish sexuality
  • Provides detailed analysis of novels by a range of Irish authors, including James Joyce, Edna O'Brien and John McGahern