Fictional Imagination of Neil Jordan, Irish Writer and Film Maker: A Study of Literary Style

Author: Pernot-Deschamps, Marguerite
Year:2009
Pages:168
ISBN:0-7734-4761-X
978-0-7734-4761-5
Price:159.95
This work examines Neil Jordan’s use of images taken from Irish history, Catholicism, the Irish land and the world of art and the senses, in his films and, heretofore unexamined novels.

Reviews

“. . . [a] much-needed and revealing assessment of an aspect of Neil Jordan’s oeuvre that suffers from an unforgivable neglect, his prose fiction.” – Dr. Eamon Maher, National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies

“. . . this innovative study will prepare the ground for further exploration of a writer whose fiction, despite the excellent quality of the writing, has been overshadowed - or ‘rivalled’ as noted by the author of this survey - by his filmwork.” – Prof. Mary Debrabant-O’Neill University of Burgundy

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Foreword Professor Desmond Fennell
Introduction
1. Behind the ‘big picture’
2. “The church at the top of the hill”
3. A Space for Time
4. Manifold powers of speech
5. Steering the narrative course
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index