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OBJECT LESSONS. The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

Boland, Eavan

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ISBN 10: 0393037169 / ISBN 13: 9780393037166
Published by New York W. W. Norton (1995)., 1995
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Title: OBJECT LESSONS. The Life of the Woman and ...

Publisher: New York W. W. Norton (1995).

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: F.

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In this important prose work, one of our major poets explores, through autobiography and argument, a woman's life in Ireland together with a poet's work.

Eavan Boland beautifully uncovers the powerful drama of how these lives affect one another; how the tradition of womanhood and the historic vocation of the poet act as revealing illuminations of the other.

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
"Elaborate and playful...Honest and deeply felt....Here is the Quindlen wit, the sharp eye for the details of class and manners, [and] the ardent reading of domestic lives."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City. Maggie and her family, are in the thrall of her powerful grandfather Jack Scanlan. In the summer of her twelfth year, Maggie is despertately trying to master the object lessons her grandfather fills her head with. But there is too much going on to concentrate. Everything at home is in upheaval, her grandfather is changing, and Maggie is unsure if what she wants is worth having....
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