Margaret Eaton writes about Frank McCourt in the Irish Times

 

eaton-coverMargaret Eaton has published an article in the Irish Times about the process of writing her newly published study of Frank McCourt, Frank Confessions: Performance in the Life-Writings of Frank McCourt. Please click here to read the article.

Frank Confessions aims to redress the critical neglect of Frank McCourt’s life-writing, which has been dismissed all too frequently as ‘misery memoir’ and deemed commercially driven or aesthetically and politically naïve. The book uncovers reference points, intertexts and sources that McCourt appropriates from the Irish language tradition, storytelling, nationalistic songs, the popular music of New York City, the films of Hollywood, other memoirs, Joycean literature, melodrama and theatre. It is available for purchase here.

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