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The Resource The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville

The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville

Label
The love object : selected stories
Title
The love object
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville
Creator
Author
Language
eng
Summary
The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, 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. Some of the stories are linked and some carry O'Brien's distinct sense of the comical. In "A Rose in the Heart of New York," the single-mindedness of love dramatically derails the relationship between a girl and her mother, while in "Sister Imelda" and "The Creature" the strong ties between teacher and student and mother and son are ultimately broken. "The Love Object" recounts a passionate affair between the narrator and her older lover. The magnificent, mid-career title story from Lantern Slides portrays a Dublin dinner party that takes on the lives and loves of all the guests. More recent stories include "Shovel Kings"--"a masterpiece of compression, distilling the pain of a lost, exiled generation" (Sunday Times)--and "Old Wounds," which follows the revival and demise of the friendship between two elderly cousins
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Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Edna
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014955118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Lccn
2014955118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014955118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Lccn
2014955118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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