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Book review: Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs - The National

Book review: Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs - The National | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Deception and reinvention are key to the acclaimed author’s latest novel, an unlikely tale of war crimes and love in rural Ireland.
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A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object'

A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born
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Mary Costello on the twinkle in Edna O’Brien’s eye

Mary Costello on the twinkle in Edna O’Brien’s eye | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary Costello’s tribute to the author who inspired her: ‘she is in person, like her writing, open and trusting, searingly honest, gleeful, mischievous too’
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Edna O'Brien announces first novel in ten years

Edna O'Brien announces first novel in ten years | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien will publish her new novel The Little Red Chairs, about a story wanted war criminal who settles in a small Irish village, next February.
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Edna O'Brien's Night is all passion, all mind

Edna O'Brien's Night is all passion, all mind | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Night, Edna O'Brien's short stylistic masterpiece, gave new and fierce expression to female sexuality Continue reading...
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Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion

Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Clare Champion Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat Clare Champion In the event that a benefactor purchased the property, I had hoped that Irish Landmark Trust, with whom I discussed the project might then assume responsibility for the...
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For Sale: A Country Girl's abode - former home of Edna O'Brien

For Sale: A Country Girl's abode - former home of Edna O'Brien | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There will be much literary and local interest in the sale next week of Drewsborough House on 7ac in the East Clare village of Tuamgraney.
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The Gathering by Edna O'Brien - Programme, Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1974

The Gathering by Edna O'Brien - Programme, Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1974 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Above:  Front & Back Cover of programme - Click on it to Enlarge. Above: Front Cover of the Programme. A really nice simple design. The programme was for the premiere of The Gathering by Edna O...
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O'Brien brings 'sadness and joy' to writing program celebration at Carlow - Tribune-Review

O'Brien brings 'sadness and joy' to writing program celebration at Carlow - Tribune-Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
O'Brien brings 'sadness and joy' to writing program celebration at Carlow Tribune-Review Writers including Philip Roth and Seamus Heaney have praised her work, and the novelist Colum McCann calls O'Brien “the advance scout for the Irish...
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Edna O'Brien memoirs prompts psychoanalysis discussion - Irish Post

Edna O'Brien memoirs prompts psychoanalysis discussion - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Edna O'Brien memoirs prompts psychoanalysis discussion
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A NEW reading group will discuss the links between psychoanalysis and literature using the latest tome published by acclaimed Irish author Edna O'Brien.
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Irish Writers: Edna O'Brien & Mannix Flynn - YouTube

This episode of "Irish Writers in America," a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with lege... (Super, super series from CUNY.
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The Love Object by Edna O'Brien – review

The Love Object by Edna O'Brien – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Every one of these stories on the theme of love shows Edna O'Brien as a master of her craft, writes Lucy Scholes
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At last, O'Brien has her country under her spell

At last, O'Brien has her country under her spell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This autumn season is something more akin to late springtide in the brilliant career of Edna O'Brien, described by her American peer Philip Roth as the "greatest living woman writi
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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

Edna O’Brien: By the Book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”
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A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' - NPR

A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' - NPR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien's first novel was burned in the small Irish village of her birth. The Love Object collects more than 30 of her fiery tales of religion and repression in "a land of sacrificial women."
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Jean Reinhardt's curator insight, May 7, 2015 6:07 AM

Controversial Edna O'Brien, ahead of her time. 

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New books by Edna O’Brien and Neil Jordan, and Kevin Barry takes on John Lennon

New books by Edna O’Brien and Neil Jordan, and Kevin Barry takes on John Lennon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sheila O’Flanagan is to make her YA debut, while Eoin Colfer tackles an adult graphic novel
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Alex Rich's curator insight, April 17, 2015 2:38 PM

Looks like a winning idea:)

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Edna O'Brien to publish her first novel in 10 years aged 84 - Independent.ie

Edna O'Brien to publish her first novel in 10 years aged 84 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Acclaimed author Edna O'Brien (84) will release her first novel in 10 years next February.
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Rosmaire's curator insight, April 15, 2015 12:11 PM

Can't wait to read her new book.

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Edna O'Brien - recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Announcing the recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction ‘Edna O’Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere’ – Alice Munro. We are delighted to reveal that Edna O’Brien is this year’s recipient of the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, she has written over twenty works of fiction, including collections of short stories. She has also won the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her current collection , The Love Object, brings together stories that have inspired generations. Edna O’Brien will read from one of her stories and be in conversation with Di Speirs, BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and member of the Advisory Panel for the Award. *All Day Ticket on 28th – £44/£36 (students) Supported by University of Chichester

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Novelist Edna O'Brien....Making it through the night - Irish Independent

Novelist Edna O'Brien....Making it through the night - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent Novelist Edna O'Brien....Making it through the night Irish Independent The bed in which she grew up, though, was in the west of Ireland townland of Coose (think of O'Brien's native Scariff), from whose stifling conformities she...
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Review: Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien Logos

Review: Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien Logos | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Irish novelist Edna O’Brien earlier wrote a biography of James Joyce so I was curious that in this memoir Country Girl she omitted A Portrait of the Artist in her long list of acknowledgements and influences. Portrait memorably starts its history with Baby Tuckoo and Edna also begins at the beginning – early childhood in rural County Clare. This is all very proper, necessary and useful but I did not find myself page turning with any energy till about page 60, her convent teenage years when her reading and writing began to develop. Perhaps I’m a slow starter.

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Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls by Maureen O’Connor

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The Dublin Review of Books publishes clear and informative essays on recently published books. Read our latest long-form essays here.
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Irish writer, Edna O'Brien, comes to town - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Irish writer, Edna O'Brien, comes to town - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writer, Edna O'Brien, comes to town
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
In 1970, when Ms. O'Brien took LSD, Irish writer Samuel Beckett kept her company.
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Inspiring change, raising a glass to the great Edna O’Brien (IrishCentral)

Inspiring change, raising a glass to the great Edna O’Brien (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Yvonne Watterson

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fitting into the theme for International Women’s Day 2014 this Irish literary treasure is top of the list. Read more
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Edna O'Brien - Living in London - CUNY TV

Edna O'Brien - Living in London - CUNY TV | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien talks about living in London (Irish Writers in America: Edna O'Brien talks about living in London. http://t.co/luP75fwl8m)
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