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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

Author: Edna O'Brien
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Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like A Scandalous Woman and Saints and Sinners; stories such as 'Shovel Kings', 'Irish Revel', 'Lantern Slides' and 'Paradise' that have bewitched generation after generation. Referred to in the New York Review of Books by Harold Bloom as 'the short story master', Edna O'Brien's stories are a cumulative portrait of a nation, seen from within and without. Here you will find stories about families, feuds, love and land; enchantment, disenchantment, and throughout, the manifold bonds of love. Here are stories about the tension between country and city life, the instinct towards escape and nostalgia for home; and always the shimmering, potent prose.

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A stunning collection of short stories from Edna O'Brien, spanning five decades.

Author description
Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.
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General Fields

  • : 9780571282951
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : August 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edna O'Brien
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 560