The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - 368 pagine
These masterly stories trace the patterns of love in three middle-class Dublin families, patterns as intricate and various as Irish lace. "Maeve Brennan's book is full of small miracles," wrote the New York Times Book Review. "The magnificent title story is wide-ranging, savage, poignant, and should bring [Brennan] back to the table of modern fiction, where her place has been empty too long."

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Early real life short stories are well crafted, yet not compelling reading, enlivened by visits from Uncle Matt. Until Hubert and the holy picture, the redeeming Christmas Eve and some of the other ... Leggi recensione completa

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I can't say I felt at ease with all of these stories, but they are magnificent in their way. I hope to read the Bagot stories especially over and over to see just how she does it. Tremendous work. Leggi recensione completa

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Introduction by William Maxwell
The Morning after the Big Fire
The Day We Got Our Own Back
A Young Girl Can Spoil Her Chances
A Free Choice
The Poor Men and Women
The Drowned Man
The Twelfth Wedding Anniversary
The Carpet with the Big Pink Roses on It
The Shadow of Kindness
The Springs of Affection

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Informazioni sull'autore (1998)

Maeve Brennan came to America from Ireland in 1934, when she was seventeen. From 1949 through the mid-1970s, she was on the staff of The New Yorker, where she made memorable contributions to "The Talk of the Town" under the pen name "The Long-Winded Lady." She died in New York in 1993.

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