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The Springs of Affection
The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin | Maeve Brennan
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On staff at the New Yorker for more than twenty years, an author who immigrated from Ireland at age seventeeen shares some of the classic short stories published during her tenure at the magazine
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Maeve Brennan was a 20th century Irish writer who has recently been rediscovered in my country - and rightfully so. She writes in short stories about Delia, a woman in the middle of a loveless marriage in Catholic Ireland. All is about her kids, her garden and her estranged husband. Her loneliness, vulnerability and regret are painful, yet the way Brennan writes about it is somehow hopeful.

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Schiphol Airport. Waiting for my flight to Vienna. I love flying and the anticipation and I feel like the woman in my current read!

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Really glad I finally had the chance to read this collection of short stories after learning about Maeve Brennan in the London Review of Books. All these stories are set in Ireland, and about 2/3 of them focus on the unspoken tensions within two marriages. Clean, evocative prose that ambles along into moments that stand still in their beauty. #shortstories

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