LOVE OBJECT: Selected Stories

LOVE OBJECT: Selected Stories

EDNA O'BRIEN    Book Number: 86159    Product format: Paperback

Joyce Carol Oates in the TLS said "When a writer as gifted as Edna O'Brien memorialises a vanishing world, we experience not only the 'lost landscape' but the richly ambivalent emotions it has evoked." Here is an Ireland gripped by tradition and change illuminated in these brilliant and memorable tales. The 31 stories collected in this volume provide a cumulative portrait of Ireland seen from within and without. Coming-of-age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent motifs, along with the instinct toward escape and subsequent nostalgia for home. "It's tempting to remark that sex and class and vanity and disappointment are Ms O'Brien's central her sentences ring and ring again." - Dwight Garner, New York Times. We can watch the subtle shift between her earlier narratives of female experience and her later work which addresses the broad issues of Irish history and politics. Pop the kettle on and curl up with his lilting Irish voice and 500 pages spanning half a century of her work. Deft sentences "On a land of shame, a land of murder, and a land of sacrificial women." She probes into the psyches of an interesting cast of widows, mistresses, sleepwalkers and nuns. 528pp in paperback.
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