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by Edna O'Brien
Josephine Edna O'Brien was born in 1930 to Michael O'Brien and Lena Cleary at Tuamgraney .
Josephine Edna O'Brien was born in 1930 to Michael O'Brien and Lena Cleary at Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland, a place she would later describe as "fervid" and "enclosed". According to O'Brien, her mother was a strong, controlling woman who had emigrated temporarily to America, and worked for some time as a maid in Brooklyn, New York, for a well-off Irish-American family before returning to Ireland to raise her family. O'Brien's awards include a Kingsley Amis Award in 1962 (for The Country Girls), the Yorkshire Post Book Award in 1970 (for A Pagan Place), and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1990 for Lantern Slides.
A Pagan Place was an album released in June 1984 by The Waterboys. It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer's first trumpet solo for the band on the track "A Pagan Place". 1 Production history.
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A Pagan Place is Edna O'Brien's stunning novel about the uniquely wonderful, terrible, peculiar place she once called .
A Pagan Place is Edna O'Brien's stunning novel about the uniquely wonderful, terrible, peculiar place she once called home. She writers not only of a life there - of a child becoming a woman - but of the Irish experience out of which that life arises. Edna O'Brien has made of her memories something of both precision and depth, a book that, letting us see her as she was, jumps with an all-consuming curiosity from one lucidly narrated event to another, the scenes of disenchantment and bewilderment mingling with an assortment of surprises, traps, and ventures that are often, but not always, disastrous shocks.
A PAGAN PLACE is Edna O'Brien's true novel of Ireland. Edna O'Brien's is an Ireland of country charm and small town innocence. Here she returns to that uniquely wonderful, terrible, peculiar place she once called home and writes not only of a life there-of the child becoming a woman-but of the Irish experience out of which that life arises-perhaps more pointedly than in any of her other works. This is the Ireland of country villages and A PAGAN PLACE is Edna O'Brien's true novel of Ireland. It is an Ireland whose sons and daughters clasp tightly to an earnest and honest religious belief where confession is attended, parent's respected and hail Mary's repeated until the end of time. Edna O'Brien is the author of numerous books, including Night, Down by the River, House of Splendid Isolation, Time and Tide, Lantern Slides, and, most recently, Wild Decembers. Here she returns to that uniquely wonderful, terrible, peculiar place she once called home and writes not only of a life there of the child becoming a woman but of the Irish experience out of which that life arises perhaps more pointedly than in any of her other works. This is the Ireland of country villages and barley fields, of druids in the woods, of unknown babies in the womb, of mischievous girls and Tans with guns.
In A Pagan Place, Edna O’Brien returns to Ireland, the uniquely wonderful, terrible, and peculiar place she once called home. After leaving to join a religious community in Belgium, a young woman remembers her childhood on the western coast of Ireland. She reflects on the rituals of rural life, the people she encountered, and the enchanting beauty of the landscape.
A Pagan Place is a 1970 novel by Irish writer Edna O'Brien. The book was first published on April 16, 1970 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and follows a young girl in the 1930s and 1940s Style. A Pagan Place is narrated in second person in its entirely
Edna O’Brien (b. 1930), an award-winning Irish author of novels, plays, and short stories . Notable works also include August Is a Wicked Month (1965), A Pagan Place (1970), Lantern Slides (1990), and The Light of Evening (2006). O’Brien lives in London.
Edna O’Brien (b. 1930), an award-winning Irish author of novels, plays, and short stories, has been hailed as one of the greatest chroniclers of the female experience in the twentieth century. rience in the twentieth century. She is the 2011 recipient of the Frank O’Connor Prize, awarded for her short story collection Saints and Sinners.
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