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Object lessons : the life of the woman and the poet in our time

Author: Eavan Boland
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this important prose work, one of our major poets explores, through autobiography and argument, a woman's life in Ireland together with a poet's work. Eavan Boland beautifully uncovers the powerful drama of how these lives affect one another; how the tradition of womanhood and the historic vocation of the poet act as revealing illuminations of the other. Included are autobiographical pieces about a woman living  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Eavan Boland; Eavan Boland; Eavan Boland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eavan Boland
ISBN: 0393037169 9780393037166 0393314375 9780393314373
OCLC Number: 31012695
Description: xvi, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Lava Cameo --
2. A Fragment of Exile --
3. In Search of a Nation --
4. In Search of a Language --
5. Turning Away --
6. Outside History --
7. The Woman The Place The Poet --
8. Subject Matters --
9. Making the Difference --
10. The Woman Poet: Her Dilemma.
Responsibility: Eavan Boland.

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In this important prose work, one of our major poets explores, through autobiography and argument, a woman's life in Ireland together with a poet's work. Eavan Boland beautifully uncovers the powerful drama of how these lives affect one another; how the tradition of womanhood and the historic vocation of the poet act as revealing illuminations of the other. Included are autobiographical pieces about a woman living in Ireland, about a grandmother, a childhood. In the second section, Boland details the part of the life in which the vocation of the poet meets the life of the woman.

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