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Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin

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Title: Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin
Author: Brennan, Maeve
ISBN: 9781582435008
Publisher: Counterpoint
Published: 2009
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Fair
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orde

B 1352257

Publisher Description:
The twenty-one stories collected here--the very best stories of one of The New Yorker's most celebrated writers--trace the patterns of love within three Dublin families. Love between husband and wife, which begins in courtship and laughter, loses all power of expression and then vanishes forever. The natural love of sister for brother and of mother for son is twisted into the rage to possess. And love that gives rise to the rituals of family life--those ordinary customs that are the only true realities most of us ever know--grows solid as rock that will never give way.

In his introduction, William Maxwell, who was for twenty years Maeve Brennan's editor, writes of the special quality of her work, and especially of the title story, which he places among the great short fiction of the twentieth century.