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© 2020 by Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Valente, Joseph, author. | Backus, Margot Gayle, 1961- author.
Title: The child sex scandal and modern Irish literature : writing the unspeakable / Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus.
Description: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2020. | Series: Irish culture, memory, place | Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020029043 (print) | LCCN 2020029044 (ebook) | ISBN 9780253053176 (hardback ; alk. paper) | ISBN 9780253053183 (paperback ; alk. paper) | ISBN 9780253053190 (ebook)
Subjects: LCSH: English fiction—Irish authors—History and criticism. | Child sexual abuse in literature. | English fiction—20th century—History and criticism. | English fiction—21st century—History and criticism. | Child sexual abuse by clergy in literature.
Classification: LCC PR8807.C43 V35 2020 (print) | LCC PR8807.C43 (ebook) | DDC 820.9/9415—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020029043
LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020029044