A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories (FSG Classics)

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories (FSG Classics) by Edna OBrien 0374531099 9780374531096
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In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna OBrien pulls the reader into a womans experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girls view of obsessive love and its often wrenching pain, while tales of contemporary life show women who open themselves to sexuality, to disappointment, to madness. Throughout, there is always OBriens voicewondrous, despairing, movingexamining passionate subjects that lay bare the desire and needs that can be hidden in a womans heart. Edna OBrienis the author of more than twenty-five books, including, most recently,The Light of Evening.nbsp;Born in County Clare, Ireland, she now lives in London. In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna OBrien pulls the reader into a womans experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girls view of obsessive love and its often wrenching pain, while tales of contemporary life show women who open themselves to sexuality, to disappointment, to madness. Throughout, there is always OBriens voicewondrous, despairing, movingexamining passionate subjects that lay bare the desire and needs that can be hidden in a womans heart. She hasas only the finest writers cancreated a world: she speaks in a voice identifiably and only hers.Mary Gordon,The New York Times Book Reviewnbsp;nbsp; nbsp; Theres no writer alive who sounds quite like Edna OBrien. Only a person of abiding compassion could write those lovely words; they echo in almost every page ofA Fanatic Heart.WashingtonPost Book World nbsp; A landmark collection . . . The Irish writers exquisite perceptions and empathy with the women of her country exert an emotional pull, compelling the reader to live the straitened circumstances of their lives.Publishers Weekly

Author: Edna OBrien

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 480

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2008-02-19


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