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Irish Women's Letters

Irish Women's Letters

by Laurence Flanagan
     
 

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This inspiring anthology presents a wide-ranging selection of Irish women's letters, from St. Brigid, who founded a renowned monastery in the fifth century, up to the late twentieth century. The letters, intimate and personal, written by women from every conceivable background, offer an unusual insight into the reality of Irish women's lives through the centuries.

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This inspiring anthology presents a wide-ranging selection of Irish women's letters, from St. Brigid, who founded a renowned monastery in the fifth century, up to the late twentieth century. The letters, intimate and personal, written by women from every conceivable background, offer an unusual insight into the reality of Irish women's lives through the centuries. Their concerns, sorrows and joys, friendships, thoughts on art and politics, and their love for kin and country are expressed here with pathos, sometimes despair, and often indomitable humor. Giving us first-hand accounts of some key events in Irish history and politics, this book provides a captivating insight into past women's lives and reflects the changing attitudes of and towards women throughout the years.

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An anthology of previously published letters ranging from St. Brigid in the fifth century to medieval scholar Helen Waddell in the late 20th. Among them are Maud Gonne McBride's confessions to W. B. Yeats and love letters from Nora Barnacle to James Joyce and from Kitty Keirnan to Michael Collins, but also many by little-known women in the big houses of Anglo-Irish gentry, scattered farms, urban slums, nationalist struggles, and in foreign lands. Brief biographical sketches are provided for each writer, and for some of the guys they wrote to. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312177096
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.92(d)

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