Ciaran Carson : space, place, writing, 1st Edition by Carson, Ciaran; Alexander, Neal; Carson, Ciaran

By Carson, Ciaran; Alexander, Neal; Carson, Ciaran

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Ciaran Carson is likely one of the so much tough and creative of latest Irish writers, displaying verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and highbrow bold throughout a remarkably diversified physique of labor. This research considers the complete diversity of his oeuvre, in poetry, prose, and translations, and discusses the main topics to which he returns, together with: reminiscence and heritage, narrative, language and translation, mapping, violence, and gear. It argues that the singularity of Carson's writing is to be present in his radical ingenious engagements with rules of area and position. town of Belfast, specifically, occupies a crucially vital position in his texts, serving as an resourceful point of interest round which his many different matters are constellated. town, in all its unstable mutability, is an abiding body of reference and a reservoir of artistic impetus for Carson's mind's eye. as a result, the ebook adopts an interdisciplinary strategy that attracts upon geography, urbanism, and cultural idea in addition to literary feedback. It presents either a stimulating and thorough creation to Carson's paintings, and a versatile serious framework for exploring literary representations of area

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131, 148–9. 37 John Hewitt, Ancestral Voices: The Selected Prose of John Hewitt, ed. Tom Clyde (Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1987), p. 115. 38 David Lloyd, Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Post-Colonial Moment (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1993), pp. 25, 20. 39 Kirkland, Literature and Culture in Northern Ireland, p. 30. 40 Colin Graham and Richard Kirkland, ‘Introduction’, in Colin Graham and Richard Kirkland, eds, Ireland and Cultural Theory: The Mechanics of Authenticity (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999), p.

81. 18 David Trotter, The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1984), p. 189. 19 Sarah Broom, Contemporary British and Irish Poetry: An Inroduction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), p. 142. 20 John Goodby, Irish Poetry Since 1950: From Stillness into History (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), p. 290. 21 Brandes, ‘Ciaran Carson Interviewed’, pp. , The Chosen Ground: Essays on the Contemporary Poetry of Northern Ireland (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992), p.

Did it start with Bergson, or before? Space was treated as the dead, the fixed, the undialectical, the immobile. indd 27 16/08/2010 09:38:44 28 ci a r a n c a r son: spac e , pl ac e , w r i t i ng undermined by the spatial turn in critical social theory. The first of these is the widespread conception of space as an inert container, an a priori backdrop against which objects are distributed or a fixed surface on which historical events occur and social life is played out. Edward Soja traces this view of space as essentially neutral and unchanging, as a setting for power struggles rather than a component of such struggles, to the epistemological primacy of an ‘historical imagination’ that became dominant in the nineteenth century and continued well into the mid-twentieth century.

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