The Fictional Imagination of Neil Jordan, Irish Writer and Film Maker: A Study of Literary Style

The Fictional Imagination of Neil Jordan, Irish Writer and Film Maker: A Study of Literary Style

By: Maggie Pernot-Deschamps (author)Hardback

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This work examines Neil Jordan's use of images taken from Irish history, Catholicism, the Irish land and the world of art and the senses, in his films and, heretofore unexamined novels. Neil Jordan, who is famous worldwide as a film maker, started his career as a writer of short stories, through which he seemed to follow a very Irish literary tradition. As he became more and more attracted to the world of cinema, he gave up writing short stories, and has released over fifteen films since his first feature film, Angel, came out. He has, however, never relinquished writing, and four novels have been published to date: "The Past" (1980), "The Dream of a Beast" (1983), "Sunrise with Sea Monster" (1994) and "Shade" (2004). All of his five works seem very different at first sight, and yet they are united by both the particular use Jordan makes of images, mostly related to his native country, and his constant attempt at finding the right narrative voice to convey the complexity of individuals and their relationships with others. Moreover, Jordan has never settled for one particular form of narrative and has, therefore, been free to experiment with quite different narrative courses, thus approaching the multifaceted reality of human nature from different angles every time and holding a multiplicity of mirrors to its inherent complexity.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773447615
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 162
  • ID: 9780773447615
  • ISBN10: 077344761X

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