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By John Cusatis

ISBN-10: 1570039496

ISBN-13: 9781570039492

knowing Colum McCann chronicles the Irish-born writer's trip to literary big name from his days as a teenage sportswriter for the Irish Press within the Nineteen Seventies, throughout the book of his award-winning first tale, "Tresses," in 1990, to his successful the 2009 nationwide publication Award in fiction for the overseas bestseller permit the nice global Spin. during this first serious examine of McCann's physique of labor, John Cusatis presents an advent to McCann's lifestyles and profession; an outline of his significant subject matters, kind, and impacts; and shut readings of his brief tale collections and 5 novels.

Cusatis lines McCann's redefinition of the Irish novel, exploring the author's propensity for transcending aesthetic, cultural, ethnic, geographical, and social limitations in his ascent from the prestige of "Irish novelist" to "international novelist." within the approach, this research illuminates a number of the incarnations of McCann's perennial topic: exile, either geographical and emotional. Cusatis additionally delineates how the affects of McCann's Irish upbringing, penchant for foreign go back and forth, and exhaustive and eclectic studying of literature take place themselves in his fiction. shut cognizance is given to McCann's stylistic logos, resembling his poetic voice, use of Christian symbolism, Irish and classical mythology, intertextuality, a number of viewpoints, nonlinear plot constitution, and the merger of what McCann deems "factual fact" and "textual truth."

Understanding Colum McCann uses the prevailing physique of released interviews, profiles, and significant articles, in addition to a decade of correspondence among Cusatis and McCann. With overseas curiosity in McCann at the upward thrust, this primary full-length examine of his profession so far serves as a terrific element of front for college students, students, and critical readers, and gives the biographical and significant starting place valuable for a deeper knowing of McCann's fiction.

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