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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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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" and "Old wounds, " which follows the revival and demise of the friendship between two elderly cousins
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Brien, Edna
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.B7
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Brien, Edna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Manners and customs
  • Ireland
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Irish revel -- The Connor girls -- Tough men -- A scandalous woman -- The rug -- The creature -- The doll -- Sister Imelda -- A rose in the heart of New York -- The love object -- Number ten -- Mrs. Reinhardt -- The mouth of the cave -- Green Georgette -- "Oft in the silly night" -- What a sky -- Brother -- The widow -- Storm -- Long distance -- Paradise -- Lantern slides -- Shovel kings -- Madame Cassandra -- Plunder -- My two mothers -- Manhattan medley -- Inner cowboy -- Black flower -- Send my roots rain -- Old wounds
Control code
1588452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014955118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1588452
  • (OCoLC)908542105
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien ; introduction by John Banville
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Irish revel -- The Connor girls -- Tough men -- A scandalous woman -- The rug -- The creature -- The doll -- Sister Imelda -- A rose in the heart of New York -- The love object -- Number ten -- Mrs. Reinhardt -- The mouth of the cave -- Green Georgette -- "Oft in the silly night" -- What a sky -- Brother -- The widow -- Storm -- Long distance -- Paradise -- Lantern slides -- Shovel kings -- Madame Cassandra -- Plunder -- My two mothers -- Manhattan medley -- Inner cowboy -- Black flower -- Send my roots rain -- Old wounds
Control code
1588452
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014955118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1588452
  • (OCoLC)908542105

Library Locations

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