The Essential Guide
Includes an exclusive author interview
The Snapper, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Van, The CommitmentsIn Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Roddy Doyle. Vintage Living Texts is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Roddy Doyle, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Doyle's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Also included in this guide are detailed reading plans for all three novels, questions for essays and discussion, contextual material, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, extracts from reviews, a critical overview, a biography, bibliography and a glossary of literary terms.