Thursday May 28, 2020

Maeve Brennan: The darling of the Big Apple rises yet again

Few Irish writers have led as tragic a life as Brennan, born in Dublin 100 years ago this year

5th February, 2017
Maeve Brennan: her forgotten short stories are only now reaching a wider audience

NON-FICTION: The Long-Winded Lady, By Maeve Brennan, The Stinging Fly Press, €12.95

The Greek poet, Cavafy, said that a poet should stand at a peculiar angle to the universe. Not all writers follow his advice, with writers such as Charles Dickens or Norman Mailer having made themselves so celebrated in public life that they became as famous for their presence as their writing. On the other extreme, you have recluses such as Emily...

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