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Shadow Voices : 300 Years of Irish Genre Fiction a History in Stories (Tote and Signed Copies Available)

Availability: In Stock
ISBN: 9781529394665
AuthorConnolly, John
Pub Date28/10/2021
BindingHardback
Pages1088
CountryGBR
Dewey823.087099
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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€29.35

The story of genre fiction - horror, romantic fiction, science-fiction, crime writing, and more - is also the story of Irish fiction.

Irish writers have given the world Lemuel Gulliver, Dracula, and the world of Narnia. They have produced pioneering tales of detection, terrifying ghost stories and ground-breaking women's popular fiction. Now, for the first time, John Connolly's one volume presents the history of Irish genre writing and uses it to explore how we think about fiction itself.


Deeply researched, and passionately argued, SHADOW VOICES takes the lives of more than sixty writers - by turns tragic, amusing, and adventurous, but always extraordinary - and sets them alongside the stories they have written, to create a new way of looking at genre and literature, both Irish and beyond. Here are vampires and monsters, murderers and cannibals. Here are female criminal masterminds and dogged detectives, star-crossed lovers and vengeful spouses.
Here are the SHADOW VOICES.

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The story of genre fiction - horror, romantic fiction, science-fiction, crime writing, and more - is also the story of Irish fiction.

Irish writers have given the world Lemuel Gulliver, Dracula, and the world of Narnia. They have produced pioneering tales of detection, terrifying ghost stories and ground-breaking women's popular fiction. Now, for the first time, John Connolly's one volume presents the history of Irish genre writing and uses it to explore how we think about fiction itself.


Deeply researched, and passionately argued, SHADOW VOICES takes the lives of more than sixty writers - by turns tragic, amusing, and adventurous, but always extraordinary - and sets them alongside the stories they have written, to create a new way of looking at genre and literature, both Irish and beyond. Here are vampires and monsters, murderers and cannibals. Here are female criminal masterminds and dogged detectives, star-crossed lovers and vengeful spouses.
Here are the SHADOW VOICES.

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