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Country Girl

Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien’s Country Girl is an astonishingly honest and compelling memoir from one the greatest names in twentieth century literature.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571269433
Date Published
24.09.2012
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Summary

I thought of life’s many bounties, to have known the extremities of joy and sorrow, love, crossed love and unrequited love, success and failure, fame and slaughter, to have read in the newspapers that as a writer I was past my sell-by date, yet regardless, to go on writing and reading, to be lucky enough to live in these two intensities that have buttressed my whole life.

Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O’Brien has created a body of work which bears comparison with the very best writers of the twentieth century.

In Country Girl we come face to face with literary life of high drama and contemplation. And along the way there are encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars and literary titans — all of whom lend this life, so gorgeously, sometimes painfully remembered here, a terrible poignancy.

In prose which sparkles with the effortless gifts of a master in her ninth decade, Edna O’Brien has recast her life with the imaginitive insight of a poet. It is a book of unfathomable depths and honesty.

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Edna O’Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O’Connor Prize, the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. In 2021, Edna O’Brien was awarded the French Ordre des Arts…

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