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McCarthy, Patrick A. 1945-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 6,769 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Science fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Biography  Academic theses  Philosophical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick A McCarthy
Joyce/Lowry : critical perspectives by Patrick A McCarthy( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce was a central figure of high modernism; Malcolm Lowry spoke for the next generation of modernist writers and, despite his denials, was almost certainly influenced by Joyce. Wherever the truth lies, there are correspondences and differences to be explored between Joyce and Lowry that are far more interesting than the question of direct influence
Ulysses--portals of discovery by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Ulysses--Portals of Discovery, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition by Malcolm Lowry( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-rediscovered novel based in part on Lowry's life, recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been "written."
The riddles of Finnegans wake by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaf Stapledon by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on James Joyce's Finnegans wake by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Samuel Beckett by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forests of symbols : world, text & self in Malcolm Lowry's fiction by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry's reputation as a novelist rests primarily on the masterpiece Under the Volcano. Lowry is also well known for what he did not write; that is, for his anguished inability to complete his works. Under the Volcano is one of only two novels published in Lowry's lifetime; the bulk of his writings were still in various stages of composition when he died in 1957. In Forests of Symbols, Patrick A. McCarthy addresses the central enigma of the writer's life: his dependence on writing for his sense of identity and his fear that the process of composition would leave him with no identity apart from his work. Reading across Lowry's corpus - complete and incomplete, published and unpublished - McCarthy looks not only at the ways in which acts of reading, writing, and interpretation define Lowry's characters but also the threat they pose to those characters' sense of a coherent identity. In particular, McCarthy examines the extent to which characters like the Consul, the protagonist of Under the Volcano, embody problems inseparable from the author's anxiety about his status in relation to the world around him and to the texts (his own and others') that played so great a role in his concept of his identity. According to McCarthy, the impediment to Lowry's completion of his writings stemmed from the conflicting images to continue and to finish - to keep open the infinite play of meanings and yet to create a coherent and balanced work that can have significance for others while also embodying the author's identity. These desires are present, in various forms, throughout Lowry's work. McCarthy also discusses other ways by which Lowry was victimized by his own views on life and art: his anxiety about becoming a plagiarist should he be too deeply influenced as a reader; his even greater fear of success as a hindrance to his productivity; and his concern that his life was "being written," perhaps by his own fiction. In his final revelation of Lowry as a writer caught between romantic and modernist concepts of art and the self, McCarthy examines Lowry's scheme of organizing all his writing into a single masterwork titled The Voyage That Never Ends. Considering Lowry's deep inner divisions, McCarthy judges this totalizing vision to be as heroic as it was hopeless. This major study of the writer's oeuvre engagingly addresses the paradox that has drawn readers and scholars to Lowry's life and work
Swinging the maelstrom by Malcolm Lowry( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging the Maelstrom is the story of a musician enduring existence in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York. Written during his happiest and most fruitful years, this novella reveals the deep healing influence that the idyllic retreat at Dollarton had on Lowry. This long-overdue scholarly edition will allow scholars to engage in a genetic study of the text and reconstruct, step by step, the creative process that developed from a rather pessimistic and misanthropic vision of the world as a madhouse (The Last Address, 1936), via the apocalyptic metaphors of a world on the brink of Armageddon (The Last Address, 1939), to a world that, in spite of all its troubles, leaves room for self-irony and humanistic concern (Swinging the Maelstrom,1942- 944)
Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida" by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) published only two novels - Ultramarine and Under the Volcano - in his lifetime, numerous other works, most of which have since been edited for publication, were in various stages of composition at his death. La Mordida, the longest and most significant of the manuscripts that have not been previously published, is a draft of a novel based on Lowry's visit to Mexico in 1945-46, which ended in the arrest and deportation of Lowry and his wife following a nightmarish run-in with corrupt immigration authorities. On its most immediate level, the title La Mordida - which means "the little bite," Mexican slang for the small bribe that officials are apt to demand in order to expedite matters - refers to the autobiographical protagonist's legal difficulties. In a larger sense, however, it also represents his inability to escape his past, to repay the fine, or debt, that he owes. The central narrative of La Mordida involves a descent into the abyss of self, culminating in the protagonist's symbolic rebirth at the book's end. Lowry planned to use this basic narrative pattern as the springboard for innumerable questions about such concerns as art, identity, the nature of existence, political issues, and alcoholism. Above all, La Mordida was to have been a metafictional work about an author who sees no point in living events if he cannot write about them, and who not only is unable to write but also suspects that he is just a character in a novel
Star maker by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Olaf Stapledon wrote star Maker sixty-six years ago as a dramatization of a philosophical idea. Now sixty-six years later, cosmologists are proposing similar scenarios as possible models of the universe we live in."--Jacket
Hierarchy and flexibility in world politics : adaptation to shifting power distributions in the United Nations Security Council and the International Monetary Fund by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text attempts to halt and roll back the confusion surrounding the concept of international stability. It is based on the premise that if we cannot agree upon what constitutes a stable international system, then we cannot hope to create one. The aim of the book is, firstly, to understand why the concept of stability has been conceptualized in such diverse ways in international relations and, secondly, to propose an innovative understanding of international stability that may serve as a solid basis for future debate. The book tests this theory on two important issue areas of contemporary international governance - the United Nations Security Council and the International Monetary Fund. The findings have implications for both theory and practice in international relations
The Legacy of Olaf Stapledon : critical essays and an unpublished manuscript( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce, Family, Finnegans Wake by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positionality, tension and instability in the UN Security Council by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1940 Under the volcano : a critical edition by Malcolm Lowry( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry 1940 Under the Volcano has been regarded too often as little more than Lowry's blueprint - though a tentative one at best - for his 1947 masterwork, Under the Volcano. It has never been adequately considered in terms of Lowry's work that preceded it, or been fully critically edited on its own terms
Joyce by Patrick A McCarthy( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory synthesis in IR : problems & possibilities by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Camus, the stranger by Patrick McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick McCarthy places The Stranger in the context of a French and French-Algerian history and culture, examines the way the work undermines traditional concepts of fiction, and explores the parallels (and more importantly the contrasts) between Camus and Sartre. His account provides a useful companion to The Stranger for students and general readers
Albert Camus : a critical study of his life and work by Patrick A McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Malcolm Lowry's "La mordida"
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Star makerHierarchy and flexibility in world politics : adaptation to shifting power distributions in the United Nations Security Council and the International Monetary FundThe Legacy of Olaf Stapledon : critical essays and an unpublished manuscriptAlbert Camus, the stranger
Alternative Names
Mac Carthy, Patrick A.

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MacCarthy, Patrick A.

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Languages
English (122)