Possible Worlds in Breakfast on Pluto and Winterwood

in Patrick McCabe’s Ireland
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Abstract

Illustrations of varied worlds are the central focus of this essay, drawing on the philosophical precedents offered by Leibniz, Lewis and Irish nationalists like Duffy as frameworks for exploring Patrick McCabe’s Breakfast on Pluto and Winterwood. A historical context documenting the rise and fall of the Irish economy, cycles of violence and abuses in the Catholic Church suggest the variety of worlds McCabe both creates and suggests in the context of his fiction.