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Stewart Parker: A Life

Marilynn Richtarik

Abstract

Born in Belfast during World War II, raised in a working-class Protestant family, and educated on scholarship at Queen’s University, writer Stewart Parker’s story is in many ways the story of his generation. Other aspects of his personal history, though, such as the amputation of his left leg at age 19, helped to create an extraordinarily perceptive observer and commentator. Steeped in American popular culture as a child and young adult, he spent five years teaching in the United States before returning to Belfast in August 1969, the same week British troops responded to sectarian disturbances ... More

Keywords: Stewart Parker, American popular culture, Belfast, Troubles, Northern Ireland, Irish Times, High Pop, Long Kesh, Spokesong, Northern Star

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695034
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199695034.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marilynn Richtarik, author
Associate Professor of English, Georgia State University