The switching points of view of this story are a challenging formal feature. Animals, moreover, particularly domesticated animals, share with women the fate of being subject to the pressures of both nature and man, as well as being relegated in the position of mindless servants. In the post colonial context, the figure of the animal is usually employed to negotiate colonial questions of control of language and body, and to metaphorically represent violence and appropriation.
These range from their subjugation and marginality at home and in society, to the violence they suffer from their fathers and husbands; from the contrasting feelings and implications of motherhood love, sacrifice, loss , to their often uneasy relationship with art; and from dangerous, extra-marital relationships to the issues of madness and superstition.
The setting of many of Keegan's stories in the past and in remote rural villages may, at least partially, account for the fact that her female characters are still struggling to accommodate their needs and innermost feelings with still harsh material conditions. Her simultaneous inclusion of traditional and new elements, both at the linguistic and at the thematic level, also proves coherent with the dialogic relationship that the contemporary Irish short story appears to entertain with its most ancient historical and cultural legacies, on the one hand, and with the challenging stimuli offered by global forms, on the other.
The resulting intertwining of the old and the new is most charming, and reassuringly ensures that, at the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century, the future of the Irish short story is in good hands. Battersby, Eileen. The Irish Times 28 August Boland, Rosita. Carr, Ruth. Angela Bourke, et al. Cleary, Joe. Outrageous Fortune. Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Field Day, Dolan, Terence Patrick.
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