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O'Neill, Patrick 1945-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 12,973 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  History  Black humor  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PT2613.R338, 838.91409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Patrick O'Neill
 
Most widely held works by Patrick O'Neill
Polyglot Joyce : fictions of translation by Patrick O'Neill( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Joyce's writings have been translated hundreds of times into dozens of different languages. Given the multitude of interpretive possibilities within these translations, Patrick O'Neill argues that the entire corpus of Joyce's work - indeed, of any author's - can be regarded as a single and coherent object of study. Polyglot Joyce demonstrates that all the translations of a work, both in a given language and in all languages, can be considered and approached as a single polyglot macrotext." "Polyglot Joyce illustrates how a translation extends rather than distorts its original, opening many possibilities not only into the work of Joyce, but into the work of any author whose work has been translated."--Jacket
Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction by Patrick O'Neill( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Neill's approach rests on three assumptions: first, that all stories are stories told in particular ways; second, that these particular ways of telling stories are interesting objects of study in and for themselves; and third, that modern German fiction includes a number of narratives that allow us to indulge that interest in ways that are themselves compelling. The relationship of story and discourse is central to Acts of Narrative; in particular, each of the texts under analysis continually foregrounds the active role of the reader, which O'Neill sees as an inescapable feature of modern and postmodern narrative as a semiotic structure. The volume might be described as an exercise in semiotic narratology, exploring a variety of aspects of the semiotics of narrative as a discursive system
Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory by Patrick O'Neill( )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Neill describes narrative as functioning in terms of four interacting levels: story, narrative text, narration, and textuality. Using a range of examples from Homer to modern European fiction, he discusses traditional narrative categories such as voice, focalization, character, and setting, and reinscribes them within the contextual space of author and reader to bring out narrative's potential for ambiguity and unreliability. He also discusses the implications of translation for narrative theory
Impossible Joyce : Finnegans wakes by Patrick O'Neill( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has repeatedly been declared to be entirely untranslatable. Nonetheless, it has been translated, transposed, or transcreated into a surprising variety of languages--including complete renditions in French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean, and partial renditions in Italian, Spanish, and a variety of other languages. Impossible Joyce explores the fascinating range of different approaches adopted by translators in coming to grips with Joyce's astonishing literary text."--
Transforming Kafka : translation effects by Patrick O'Neill( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical, mysterious, and laden with symbolism, Franz Kafka's novels and stories have been translated into more than forty languages ranging from Icelandic to Japanese. In Transforming Kafka, Patrick O'Neill approaches these texts through the method he pioneered in Polyglot Joyce and Impossible Joyce, considering the many translations of each work as a single, multilingual 2macrotext. 3 Examining three novels - The Trial, The Castle, and America - and two short stories - 2The Judgment3 and 2The Metamorphosis3 - O'Neill offers comparative readings that consider both intertextual and intratextual themes. His innovative approach shows how comparing translations extends and expands the potential meanings of the text and reveals the subtle differences among the hundreds of translations of Kafka's work. A sophisticated analysis of the ways in which translation shapes, rearranges, and expands our understanding of literary works, Transforming Kafka is a unique approach to reading the works of a literary giant. -- From publisher's website
The comedy of entropy : humour, narrative, reading by Patrick O'Neill( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropic comedy is the phrase coined by Patrick O'Neill in this study to identify a particular mode of twentieth-century narrative that is not generally recognized. He describes it as the narrative expression of forms of decentred humour, or what might more loosely be called 'black humour.'
Günter Grass revisited by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the skills of Gunter Grass as a literary artist
Critical essays on Günter Grass( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Günter Grass : a bibliography, 1955-1975 by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German literature in English translation : a select bibliography by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland and Germany : a study in literary relations by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and German and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trilingual Joyce : the Anna Livia variations by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trilingual Joyce is a detailed comparative study of James Joyce's personal involvement in both French and Italian translations of the iconic 1928 text Anna Livia Plurabelle, which later became the eighth chapter of Finnegans Wake. Considered to be completely untranslatable at the time of its publication, the translation of Anna Livia Plurabelle represented a fascinating challenge to Joyce, who collaborated in experimental renderings of the text, first into French and later into Italian. Patrick O'Neill's Trilingual Joyce is the first comparative study of all three of the Anna Livia Plurabelle variations, and fills a long-standing gap in Joyce studies. O'Neill, an Irish-born professor who has written widely on texts in translation, also discusses in detail the avant-guard novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett's contribution as a young man to the French rendering of Anna Livia Plurabelle."--
Alfred Döblin's Babylonische Wandrung : a study by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinter dem schwarzen Vorhang : die Katastrophe und die epische Tradition : Festschrift für Anthony W. Riley( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in German and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Präludien : kanadisch-deutsche Dialoge : Vorträge des 1. Kingstoner Symposions : Thema, interkulturelle Germanistik--the Canadian context by Kingstoner Symposion( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Günter Grass revisited by Patrick O'Neill( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictions of Discourse : Reading Narrative Theory by Patrick O'Neill( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental principle upon which contemporary narratology is constructed is that narrative is an essentially divided endeavour, involving the story ('what really happened') and the discourse ('how what happened is presented'). For traditional criticism, the primary task of narrative discourse is essentially to convey the story as transparently as possible. Patrick O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse also contains the counter-tendency not to tell the story, indeed to subvert the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance. The systemic implications of this perspective for narrative and for narrative theory are examined within the conceptual framework provided by classical French narratology. O'Neill ultimately attempts both to expand and to problematize the structural model of narrative proposed by this centrally important tradition of narrative theory. O'Neill describes narrative as functioning in terms of four interacting levels: story, narrative text, narration, and textuality. Using a range of examples from Homer to modern European fiction, he discusses traditional narrative categories such as voice, focalization, character, and setting, and reinscribes them within the contextual space of author and reader to bring out narrative's potential for ambiguity and unreliability. He also discusses the implications of translation for narrative theory
The Comedy of Entropy : Humour/Narrative/Reading by Patrick O'Neill( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropic comedy is the phrase coined by Patrick O'Neill in this study to identify a particular mode of twentieth-century narrative that is not generally recognized. He describes it as the narrative expression of forms of decentred humour, or what might more loosely be called 'black humour.'O'Neill begins his investigation by examining the rise of an essentially new form of humour over the last three hundred years or so in the context of a rapid decay of confidence in traditional authoritative value systems. O'Neill analyses the resulting reorganization of the spectrum of humour, and examines th implications of this for the ways in which we read texts and the world we live in.He then turns from intellectual history to narratology and considers the relationship, in theoretical terms, of homour, play, and narrative as systems of discourse and the role of the reader as a textualizing agent.Finally, he considers some dozen twentieth-century narratives in French, German, and English (with occasional reference to other literatures) in the context of those historical and theoretical concerns. Authors of the texts analysed include Céline, Camus, Satre, and Robbe-Grillet in French; Heller, Beckett, Pynchon, Nabokov, and Joyce in English; Grass, Kafka, and Handke in German. The analyses proceed along lines suggested by structuralist, semiotic, and post-structuraist narrative and literary theory. From his analyses of these works O'Neill concludes they illustrate in narrative terms a mode of modern writing definable as entropic comedy, and he develops a taxonomy of the mode
Henry Handel Richardson : the letters by Henry Handel Richardson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gensetsu no fikushon : Posutomodan no naratorojī( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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O'Neill, Patrick

O'Neill, Patrick 1945-

O'Neill, Patrick J., 1945-

O'Neill, Patrick James 1945-

Patrick O'Neill birth/death: 1945- VIAF[110597371] LCAuth[n81129771]

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