Lazy Idle Schemers: Irish Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Idleness

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Field Day Publications, 2010 - English literature - 232 pages
Gregory Dobbins argues that the cultural politics of Irish modernism lie precisely in its engagement with the concept of idleness.
 

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Contents

Wilde Yeats and the Origins of the Lazy Idle Schemer
32
Ulysses and the Right to Laziness
63
Stephen Dedalus and the Unworking of the Revival
88
Eimar ODuffy Heroic Idleness and the Leisure State
122
Samuel Beckett and the Philosophy of Idleness
150
Flann OBrien and the Politics ofIdleness
179
Falling into Old Ways
205
Index
224
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