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Maggie O'Farrell : contemporary critical perspectives

Maggie O'Farrell : contemporary critical perspectives / edited by Elaine Canning.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2024.
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xiv, 162 pages ; 24 cm.
"Critically-acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Maggie O'Farrell is one of the most successful British-Irish authors writing today. Covering her nine novels, her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am, and two children's books, Maggie O'Farrell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives is the first full-length study of O'Farrell's work, offering critical explorations from her earliest works to the award-winning Hamnet and most recent best-selling novel, The Marriage Portrait. Exploring themes such as grief and sacrifice, longing and belonging, trauma, translation, palimpsestic texts and the relation of her work to history and the female domestic gothic, this book also features a new and exclusive interview with O'Farrell herself, a timeline of her life and works, and suggested further reading"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Canning, Elaine M., 1973- Maggie O'Farrell London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2023
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March 05, 2024
Contemporary critical perspectives series.
Contemporary critical perspectives
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : in search of Maggie O'Farrell / Elaine Canning
'The space between' : Maggie O'Farrell's The vanishing act of Esme Lennox / Susan Alice Fischer
Love, loss and (be)longing in After you'd gone and The distance between Us / Elaine Canning
'The women we become after children' : palimpsests of the city and the self in Maggie O'Farrell's The hand that first held mine / Ruth Gilligan
Vantage points : how Maggie O'Farrell dissects a marriage by shifting points of view in This must be the place / Edward Matthews
Lost in translation : the dis-located structures of Maggie O'Farrell's My Lover's Lover / Sarah Gamble
'A small victory for love over death' : the haunted narratives of I Am, I Am, I Am, Instructions for a Heatwave, and The Hand that First Held Mine / Tasha Alden
The taming shrew : Agnes in Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet as (early) modern husbander / Nicholas Taylor-Collins
Filling historical and emotional voids : Hamnet / Laurie Maguire
Remaking the duchess : Underpainting and overpainting in The Marriage Pursuit / Elaine Canning
'Post-it baby' : an interview with Maggie O'Farrell / Elaine Canning.

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