Anne Enright is one of the most innovative and exciting writers in Ireland - and indeed, the world today - whose work encompasses a wide range of genres, themes, and interests. With her dark humor and wry tone, she displays a capability to be remarkably funny while engaging with serious subject matter and themes. The recognition for her novel, The Gathering, by the Man Booker judges in 2007, proves this to be a timely moment to critically explore her writing. This is the first study of Anne Enright, in which leading scholars examine her work in relation to style; her situation in a postmodern and experimental tradition in Irish and non-Irish writing; and her engagement with culture and social change, tradition and modernity, memory, gender, and sexuality. The book also includes an extensive interview with Anne Enright and a comprehensive bibliography.
Publication Date: 2/15/2011