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Impure ThoughtsSexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland$
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Michael G. Cronin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086137

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.001.0001

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Impure Thoughts

Michael G. Cronin

Manchester University Press

This book examines the historical formation of ideas about sexuality in modern Irish culture. It analyses the history of sexuality in Ireland and the Catholic Church's regulation of Irish sexuality from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It focuses on the study of a literary genre, the Bildungsroman and its significance in twentieth-century Irish writing.

Keywords:   Irish culture, sexuality, Catholic Church, Bildungsroman

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