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                   NOVEL AND ROMANCE IN THE WAR WITHOUT BATTLES OF J.G. FARREL



          The  romance  describes,  in  a  solemn  language,  heroic  between the two factions.
          adventures  inspired  by  the  sense  of  the  pleasing;  the  In this historical contingency Anglo-Irish authors
          novel   presents,   in  a  daily   language,   a   mere   chronicle  (J.   G.   Farrell,   I.   Murdoch   and   others)   wanted   to
          of   facts,   at   least   plausible.   To   the   first   belongs,   for  write   historical   novels   about   the   conflicts   in

          example, "Gulliver's travels" by Swift, while to the    Ireland, which would go beyond the chronicle of
          second   "Your   villages"   by   Pavese.   As   "Una   questione  the   facts   and   confront   the   ideas   on   novels   and
                                                contemporary
          privata"   by   Fenoglio   demonstrates,   in           romance  formulated  shortly  before  by  Northorp
          literature,   however,   the   parameters   of   the   two  Frye:   "The   essential   difference   between   novel
          modes     often   intertwine   artistically.   This   is  and   romance   is   found   in   the   concept   of

          demonstrated    by   the   narrative   relating   to   the  characterization. The romancer does
          twentieth-century   Irish   conflicts.   Since   1920   the  not   attempt   to   create   "real   people"   but   rather
          Government   of   Ireland   Act   was   in   force   in   Northern  stylized   figures   that   expand   into   psychological
          Ireland,  under  which  internal  affairs  were  handled  by
                                                                  archetypes.   It   is   in   romance   that   we   find   Jung's
          the  Belfast  Parliament,  while  Westminster  controlled
                                                                  libido,   soul   and   shadow   reflected   in   the   hero,
          foreign   policy   and   tax   management.   Catholics   were
                                                                  heroine   and   villain   respectively.   This   is   why
          discriminated   against   in   the   allocation   of   social
                                                                  romance   so   often   radiates   a   glow   of   subjective
          housing   and   public   employment,   but   above   all   in
                                                                  intensity   that   the   novel   does   not   possess,   and
          political   representation:   electoral   districts   were
                                                                  why   a   suggestion   of   allegory   is   at   its   margins.
          shaped   to   ensure  that   Protestants   won   the   election.
                                                                  Certain  elements  of  the  character  are  left  free  in
          From   1967   the   situation   plummeted:   the   protest
                                                                  the   romance,   making   it   a   naturally   more
          marches,   organized   by   the   Northern   Ireland   Civil
                                                                  revolutionary   form   of   the   novel.   The   novelist
          Right   Association   (NICRA)   and   the   People's
                                                                  deals   with   the   personality,   with   the   characters
          Democracy,    were   often   attacked   by   Protestant
                                                                  wearing  their  personae  or  social  masks.  It  needs
          extremists.   Alarmed   by   the   attacks   on   Unionists,
                                                                  the   structure   of   a   stable   society,   and   many   of
          James   Callaghan,   the   British   Home   Secretary,   had
                                                                  our  best  novelists  have  been  conventional  to  the
          sent   the   British   army   to   Northern   Ireland.   Tension
                                                                  limit   of   fussiness.   The   romancer   deals   with
          skyrocketed   during   the   Catholic   uprising   in   Derry,
                                                                  individuality,   with   idealized   characters   (...)   and,
          which  broke  out  between  12  and  14  August  1969  as  a
                                                                  conservative   as   he   may   be,   something   nihilistic
          result   of   a   Unionist   march   through   the   historic
                                                                  and    indomitable   may    emerge    from   his
          Catholic   quarter  of   Bogside.  The   unrest   and   violence
                                                                  pages.”To   enter   the   war   is   to   enter   life:   it   is   an
          between    the   two   communities   also   spread   to
                                                                  irrevocable   choice   of   life   and   morality,   it   is   a
          Belfast,  where  the  British  built  a  wall  to  separate  the
                                                                  redemption    from   20th   century   ineptitude.
          Catholic   and   Protestant   quarters.   This   was   the
                                                                  Therefore,coming   out   of   the   war   can   mean
          beginning   of   the   so-called   Troubles,   which   since
                                                                  other   ineptitude   or   taking   on   new,   unexpected
          then have seen the systematic outbreak of violence
                                                                  responsibilities.

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