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The Springs of Affection By Maeve Brennan

The Springs of Affection
by Maeve Brennan

These stories, set mainly in suburban, lower middle-class Dublin between the wars, are divided into 3 sections: the first are autobiographical childhood sketches; the second and third sections contain a series of tales about two families, and the lonely marriages which lie at the heart of each one.

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A modern classic -- a collection of tales about Dublin from an unsung master of the short story * Never before published in the UK, Maeve Brennan's Dublin stories are unsung masterpieces. * Brennan left her native Dublin for the States before she was twenty years old, in 1934, and for most of her life worked for the New Yorker, writing book reviews, fashion notes -- and these magnificent stories. * The stories, set mainly in suburban, lower middle-class Dublin between the wars, are divided into 3 sections: the first set of stories are autobiographical childhood sketches; the second and third sections contain Brennan's masterpieces -- a series of tales about two families, the Derdons and the Bagots, and the disappointing, lonely marriages which lie at the heart of each family. * Up there with the great short story writers -- Katherine Mansfield, Chekhov, George Mackay Brown, etc.

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GOR001059491
The Springs of Affection
Maeve Brennan
Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-08-21
368
0006551491
9780006551492
N/A
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