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Edna O’Brien, The Art of Fiction No. 82

Edna O’Brien, The Art of Fiction No. 82

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© Edna O'Brien. Edna O’Brien was born in the west of Ireland in a small village she describes as “enclosed, fervid, and bigoted.” Literature was taboo, and those books that penetrated the parish were loaned by the page. O’Brien’s father was a farmer who “carried on in that glorious line of …

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