Friday, February 12, 2010

Where is the 'great Irish novel' of today?

Where, he asked, are the books dealing with the Irish experience over the last decade and a half? ... "You can't save the world with a novel, but it can put a tiny featherweight on the scales."
In the Feb. 11 Guardian, Irish writer Julian Gough slams current Irish fiction for social-political irrelevance. This caught my eye, especially given what I've been thinking about as outlined in yesterday's post.