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Published: 16 July 2012

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199746699

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The Poor Bugger's Tool

Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Patrick R. Mullen

  • Advances an original argument on the relevance of homosexuality and queer aesthetics in Irish literature
  • Reads a wide range of seminal Irish literary works, beginning with Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W.H." and ending with Jamie O'Neill's award-winning At Swim Two Boys
  • Incorporates many theoretical frameworks: historicism, affect theory, queer theory, and postcolonial studies are all brought to bear in the study