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Villar-Argáiz Pilar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089282

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.001.0001

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‘Marooned men in foreign cities’: encounters with the Other in Dermot Bolger’s The Ballymun Trilogy

‘Marooned men in foreign cities’: encounters with the Other in Dermot Bolger’s The Ballymun Trilogy

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(p.151) 10 ‘Marooned men in foreign cities’: encounters with the Other in Dermot Bolger’s The Ballymun Trilogy
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Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
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Paula Murphy

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0010

Some contemporary Irish writers put into practice a historical remembrance, in their need to establish specific points of connection between the reality of the newcomers and previous Irish nationals emigrating from the homeland. This chapter demonstrates in its examination of Dermot Bolger's Ballymun Trilogy how present multiculturalism in Ireland can be efficiently described in literary terms through the perspective of the country's long history of emigration. In his play The Townlands of Brazil, Bolger expresses his sympathy for the foreigner through his insistence upon the commonality of experience with Ireland's diasporic history.

Keywords:   Dermot Bolger, Ballymun Trilogy, Emigration, Immigration

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