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Title Too smart to be sentimental : contemporary Irish American women writers / edited by Sally Barr Ebest and Kathleen McInerney ; foreword by Caledonia Kearns.
Imprint Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2008.


 Main Stacks  PS153.I78 T66 2008    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject American literature -- Irish American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Irish Americans in literature.
Irish Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Contents Mary Mccarthy : too smart to be sentimental / Sally Barr Ebest -- Maureen Howard's "Landscapes of memory" / Patricia Keefe Durso -- Moments of kindness, moments of recognition : the achievement of Maeve Brennan / John M. Menaghan -- "Forget about being Irish" : family, transgression, and identity in the fiction of Elizabeth Cullinan / Kathleen McInerney -- Alice McDermott's narrators / Beatrice Jacobson -- Tess Gallagher : a network of sympathies and distant connections / Mary Ann Ryan -- "I'm your man" : Irish American masculinity in the fiction of Joyce Carol Oates / Susana Ara├║jo -- Hardly sentimental : the "bad girls" and lonely men of Mary McGarry Morris's fiction / Patricia Gott -- Blurring boundaries : Eileen Myles and the Irish American identity / Kathleen Ann Kremins -- The world of Mary Gordon : writing from the "other side" / Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw -- Jean McGarry : sojourners between dreams and realities / Amy Lee -- Erin McGraw : expanding the tradition of Irish American women writers / Sally Barr Ebest.
Other Author Ebest, Sally Barr.
McInerney, Kathleen H.