The Resource Fine meshwork : Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature, Dan O'Brien, (electronic resource)

Fine meshwork : Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature, Dan O'Brien, (electronic resource)

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Fine meshwork : Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature
Title
Fine meshwork
Title remainder
Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature
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Dan O'Brien
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Language
eng
Summary
In a 1984 interview with longtime friend Edna O'Brien, Philip Roth describes her writing as "a piece of fine meshwork, a net of perfectly observed sensuous details that enables you to contain all the longing and pain and remorse that surge through the fiction." The phrase "fine meshwork" can apply not only to O'Brien's writing but also to the connective threads that bind her work to others', including, most illuminatingly, Roth's. Since the publication of their first controversial novels in the 1950s and 1960s, Roth and O'Brien have always argued against the isolation of mind from body, autobiography from fiction, life from art, and self from nation. In Fine Meshwork, Dan O'Brien investigates the shared concerns of these two authors, now regarded as literary icons in their home countries. He traces their fifty-year literary friendship and the striking parallels in their books and reception, bringing together what, at first glance, seem to be quite disparate milieus: the largely feminist and Irish scholarship on O'Brien with Jewish and American perspectives on Roth. In doing so, and in considering them in a transnational context, he argues that the intertwined nature of their writing symbolizes the far-ranging symbiosis between Irish literature and its American-particularly Jewish American-counterpart
Cataloging source
Midwest
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O'Brien, Dan
Dewey number
820.9/9415
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Irish studies
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  • Roth, Philip
  • O'Brien, Edna
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Fine meshwork : Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature, Dan O'Brien, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815654674
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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13285894
Publisher number
MWT13285894
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Fine meshwork : Philip Roth, Edna O'Brien, and Jewish-Irish literature, Dan O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815654674
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13285894
Publisher number
MWT13285894
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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