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Reading Ireland month...or a bit longer

As I mentioned before I brought some books from my trip to Ireland. I surely have not read enough of Irish literature, so this is my chance to catch up, I decided to focus on reading those books over the next month. 92 more words


The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien | Review

From Goodreads:

A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal.

Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. 261 more words

Women Writers

Country Girl

Edna O’Brien’s memoir is a marvelous read, a rich adventure from an extraordinary woman. What a life! She went to the movies with Jackie Kennedy, had a tryst with Robert Mitchum, conversations with Samuel Beckett, her palm was read by Shirley MacLaine, Paul McCartney sang to her young sons, priests burnt her novels, she wrote first hand accounts of The Troubles in Ireland, and had cocktails at the literary Algonquin Hotel in NYC between performances of her play. 219 more words

Art & Inspiration

What I brought from Ireland

While I was in Ireland I was thinking what to bring back as a souvenir. I usually try to pick something I interact with often to remind me about my travels, things like jewelry, fountain pens, bags and, of course, books. 137 more words


Edna O'Brien on Compass

TV Programme Alert

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) TV last night featured an interview by Gay Byrne with Edna O’Brien. It’s riveting watching, as they clearly like and trust one another. 304 more words


Our Father

In the constellation of geniuses, he is a blinding light and father of us all. (I exclude Shakespeare because for Shakespeare no human epithet is enough.)… I think… 73 more words

World Literature


THE QUESTION WAS …..Which world famous novelist became Walter Mosley’s mentor, and encouraged him to start writing?

The answer is – Edna O’Brien. She was one of his tutors while he was taking a course in creative writing at City College in Harlem, New York. 65 more words