Master of Arts (MA)
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Walter Macken: Life in Literature introduces Walter Macken, a Galwegian novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and children's novelist, to an American audience in order to make his works better known. The themes in Macken's novels show common elements among Irish authors. The use of the common man and the use of Ireland's history are most prevalent in Irish literature. However, Macken's use of autobiographical elements in the midst of his presentation of life in the West of Ireland, in many ways, sets him apart from the other Irish authors. Few have chronicled the lives of the farmers and the fishermen in the West. And even fewer could have done this in the manner Macken did because he was one of them; Walter Macken needs to be reconsidered within the pantheon of Irish authors.
Ireland; Life; Literature; Macken; Walter
British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature; Biography
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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