Famine Roads and Big House Ghosts: History and Form in John Banville’s The Infinities / Estradas da Fome e Fantasmas da Casa Grande: História e Forma em The Infinities, de John Banville

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Title Famine Roads and Big House Ghosts: History and Form in John Banville’s The Infinities / Estradas da Fome e Fantasmas da Casa Grande: História e Forma em The Infinities, de John Banville

 
Creator Jarman, Cody D
 
Subject Gothic; Famine; Big House; Gótico; Fome; Casa Grande; John Banville; Emily Lawless.

 
Description Abstract: This article considers John Banville’s engagement with memories of the Irish Famine and the conventions of the Irish Gothic and Big House novel in his 2009 novel The Infinities by comparing his approach to these topics to that of Emily Lawless in her considerably earlier 1897 collection Traits and Confidences. I argue that Banville’s engagement with the history of the Irish Famine and the conventions of the Irish Gothic and Big House novel are not incidental to the novel’s exploration of the problem of identity and the idea of the self but, rather, are fundamental to its thematic investments. Furthermore, I suggest that the novel’s experimental form fits into Irish literary tradition as Banville’s novel develops questions of identity, form, and content central to Lawless’s text.Resumo: Este artigo considera o envolvimento de John Banville com as memórias da fome irlandesa e as convenções do romance gótico irlandês e sobre a Casa Grande em The Infinities, publicado em 2009, comparando sua abordagem desses tópicos à de Emily Lawless em sua coleção anterior Traits and Confidences de 1897. Argumento que o envolvimento de Banville com a história da fome irlandesa e as convenções do romance gótico irlandês e sobre a Casa Grande não são acidentais à exploração do romance sobre a problemática da identidade e da ideia de si, mas são fundamentais para sua delimitação temática. Além disso, sugiro que a forma experimental do romance se encaixa na tradição literária irlandesa, pois o romance de Banville desenvolve questões de identidade, forma e conteúdo, as quais são centrais ao texto de Lawless.

 
Publisher FFLCH/ABEI
 
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Date 2020-09-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Avaliado pelos pares
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistas.fflch.usp.br/abei/article/view/3850
10.37389/abei.v22i1.3850
 
Source ABEI Journal; v. 22, n. 1 (2020): ABEI Journal 22.1 — Word Upon World: Half a Century of John Banville's Universes; 85-95
2595-8127
1518-0581
10.37389/abei.v22i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistas.fflch.usp.br/abei/article/view/3850/3166
 
Rights Direitos autorais 2020 Cody D Jarman
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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