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Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time - Lives & letters (Hardback)
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Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time - Lives & letters (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 27/04/1995
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In this text, Eavan Boland meditates on being a woman and a poet in modern Ireland. In prose, she talks about the challenges of speaking honestly and truly in Ireland - where to be a woman (especially a surburban married woman with children) and a poet has seemed in the past a contradiction in terms. Boland focuses on "obstinate details" that represent larger meanings. The autobiography is not confessional, the facts connect with other voices, other lives. She is uneasy with Modernism and concerned with the erotic. A sense of continuities mark the book, the portrait of a critical imagination moving among history's obstacles, finding itself in the lessons of objects and poems.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781857540741
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 225 x 142 mm


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'This is essential reading for any woman interested in poetry.' - Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library. 'Object Lessons is a record of a learning process. In a time when poetry by women is coming out of the shadows in Irish literature, such records need to be written and read, in "turning and returnings" repeated and re-stated.' - Poetry Ireland Review.

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