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The Resource The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien

The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien

Label
The love object : selected stories
Title
The love object
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Edna O'Brien
Title variation
love object
Title variation remainder
selected stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
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
Summary
More than thirty stories paint a cumulative portrait of Ireland, one filled with motifs of coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10466792
Cataloging source
NOG
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O'Brien, Edna
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Banville, John
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True
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  • Manners and customs
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
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selected stories
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 stilly night
  • What a sky
  • brother
  • The widow
  • Irish revel
  • Storm
  • Long distance
  • Paradise
  • Lantern slides
  • Shovel kings
  • Madame Cassandra
  • Plunder
  • My two mothers
  • Manhattan medley
  • Inner cowboy
  • The Connor girls
  • Black flower
  • Send my roots rain
  • Old wounds
  • Tough men
  • A scandalous woman
  • The rug
  • The creature
  • The soll
  • Sister Imelda
Control code
1083342
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316378260
  • (OCoLC)906175419
Label
The love object : selected stories, Edna O'Brien
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 stilly night
  • What a sky
  • brother
  • The widow
  • Irish revel
  • Storm
  • Long distance
  • Paradise
  • Lantern slides
  • Shovel kings
  • Madame Cassandra
  • Plunder
  • My two mothers
  • Manhattan medley
  • Inner cowboy
  • The Connor girls
  • Black flower
  • Send my roots rain
  • Old wounds
  • Tough men
  • A scandalous woman
  • The rug
  • The creature
  • The soll
  • Sister Imelda
Control code
1083342
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780316378260
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316378260
  • (OCoLC)906175419

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