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Reading More of Roddy Doyle

by Caramine White

Reading More of Roddy Doyle provides an in-depth analysis of Roddy Doyle’s work since 1999. Doyle is unique in that he is constantly experimenting with different genres, including: screenplays, biographies, children’s stories, novels, short stories and television. Interestingly, he not only deals with contemporary issues (such as alcoholism and spousal abuse) but has also attempted to contemporize Irish and American history.

Caramine White, PhD, offers an overview of Doyle’s oeuvre followed by critical analyses of each of Doyle’s more recent works. All of the major works of fiction are discussed (A Star Called Henry; Oh, Play that Thing; Paula Spencer and The Dead Republic) together with the two short story collections (The Deportees and Bullfighting). White also explores how the memoir Rory and Ita sheds light on Doyle’s other works as well as on the author himself. An analysis of his short stories, screenplays, children’s books, and stage plays is also included. A lengthy and candid interview with Doyle concludes the book.

Dr. Caramine White is  an Associate Professor of English at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. She is the author of Reading Roddy Doyle which was published in 2001 and provided an examination of the Irish Booker-Prize winner’s first five novels. Her second book Running Naked Through the Streets was published in 2006. Dr. White has also published extensively in both regional and international newspapers and magazines.

Book details:

Price: €20.00 / STG £18.00 / $20.00
Size: 229x152mm
Binding: PB
ISBN-13: 978-1-9086890-1-6
Pages: 278
Release date: 15th February 2012
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