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Author Lynch, Gay.
Title Apocryphal and Literary Influences on Galway Diasporic History.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010.

Author Lynch, Gay.
Subject Lynch, Gay. Unsettled.
Lynch family.
Australian literature -- History and criticism.
Collective memory.
Irish in literature.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
Irish -- Australia -- Historiography.
Galway (Ireland : County) -- Emigration and immigration.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration.
Description 1 online resource (251 pages)
Summary Apocryphal and Literary Influences in Galway Disaporic History establishes that apocryphal stories, in all their transformations, contribute to collective memory. Common characteristics frame their analysis: irreducible and enduring elements, often embedded in archetypal drama; lack of historical verification; establishment in collective memory; revivals after periods of dormancy; subjection to political and economic manipulation; implicit speculation; and literary transformations. This book ...
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-229) and index.
Contents Chapter 1: The magistrate of Galway -- Chapter 2: Edward Geoghegan and The Hibernian father (1844) -- Chapter 3: Apocryphal stories generated by the wreck of the Admella (1859) -- Chapter 4: Apocryphal stories in historical fiction: Kate Grenville's The secret river (2005) and Searching for the secret river (2006) -- Chapter 5: Architextuality, genre, the Australian fiction tradition.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443826105 (electronic bk.)
1443826103 (electronic bk.)
9781443825603 (hbk.)
1443825603 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613141835
OCLC # 823720652
Additional Format Print version: Lynch, Gay. Apocryphal and Literary Influences on Galway Diasporic History. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2010 9781443825603

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