Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction (Hardback)Christina Morin (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25 mm
...a welcome addition to Maturin criticism.
What is it about Ireland's past that haunts the imagination? To an extent every Irish authorhas raised that question, but none other than Maturin has given it, as Morin reveals, such a vast array of complex and troubling answers.
This book is valuable for scholars interested in Irish romanticism, and in the Gothic more generally, and through its intelligent analysis of Maturin's novels will no doubt succeed in its attempt to 'raise' his literary ghost.
Overall, Morin's work offers an impassioned sense of the importance of Maturin's haunting presence in our literary history. Her conclusion offers a survey of Maturin's influence on writers from Baudelaire to John Banville, and a call for the source of that influence to be better understood. This volume is an important contribution to that project.
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