Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist and short-story writer whose works often revolve around the inner feelings of women, and their problems in relating to men, and to society as a whole. more »
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''In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: "Is there someone new?"''Edna O'Brien (b. 1936), Irish author. "Long Distance," Lantern Slides (1990).
''Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.''Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 1 (1976).
''... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.''Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).