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Edna O'Brien--"Old Wounds" (New Yorker, June 8 & 15, 2009)

SOUNDTRACK: MAX RICHTER-“Dream 3 (In The Midst Of My Life)” from Sleep– NPR’S SOUTH X LULLABY (March 17, 2018).

This piece is remarkable.  And the except provided here (all 8 minutes of it) is but a teeny fraction of the entire 8 hour work. 521 more words

New Yorker

Friday Reads: Irish Women Writers

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, and all things Irish, let’s have a look at a few books by Irish women.

A Few of the Girls: Stories… 629 more words

Friday Reads

Lit Tuesday: Edna O'Brien

Now that we are solidly into March, I thought I’d take this month to attempt to do some research on a certain country and region. There are many things that come to mind when I think about March and what I associate with it, but Ireland is at the top of the pack. 495 more words

Lit Tuesday

‘The Creature’ by Edna O’Brien

“She was always referred to as The Creature by the townspeople, the dressmaker for whom she did buttonholing, the sacristan, who used to search for her in the pews on the dark winter evenings before locking up, and even the little girl Sally, for whom she wrote out the words of a famine song.” Look, I’m sorry about this. 79 more words

Michael Caines

LGBT Cultural Pioneer Edmund White and Irish Novelist Edna O'Brien to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement

PEN America announced last week that it will honor author and LGBT cultural pioneer Edmund White with the annual PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. 711 more words