Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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Edna O’Brien is considered one of the important contemporary Irish women writers of the late twentieth century. Through her Irish Catholic characters and settings, she evokes themes that are timeless. As Thomas Cahill has put it, “Edna O’Brien writes about love and death, the only two things that can ever matter to a great writer. She tells the truth” (p. 11).


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Works by Edna O’Brien

The Country Girls. New York: Knopf, 1960.

The Lonely Girls. New York: Random House, 1962.

Girls in Their Married Bliss. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964.

The Love Object. London: Penguin, 1968.

A Pagan Place. 1970. London: Penguin Books, 1971.

A Scandalous Woman and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, 1974.

Mother Ireland. New York: Harcourt, 1976.

Returning. 1982. London: Penguin Books, 1983.

Virginia. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

Lantern Slides: Short Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988.

House of Splendid Isolation. 1994. New York: Plume, 1995.

Down by the River. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.

James Joyce. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1999.

Works about Edna O’Brien

Cahill, Thomas. “On Edna O’Brien’s Lantern Slides.Los Angeles Times 4 November 1990: 11.

Eckley, Grace. Edna O’Brien. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 1974.

Gordon, Mary. “The Failure of True Love.” New York Times Book Review 18 November 1984: 1, 38.

Guppy, Shusha. “The Art of Fiction IXXVII: Edna O’Brien Interview.” Paris Review 26 (1984): 23–50.

——. “Edna O’Brien.” Writer at Work Seventh Series. Ed. George Plimpton. New York: Viking, 1986. 241–65.

Leavitt, David. “Small Tragedies and Ordinary Passions.” New York Times Book Review 24 June 1990: 9.

McQuade, Molly. “PW Interviews Edna O’Brien.” Publisher’s Weekly 18 May 1992: 48–49.

Naipaul, V. S. “Review.” Modern Irish Literature. Ed. Denis and Carol McCrory Lane. New York: Ungar, 1988. 431.

O’Brien, Darcy. “Edna O’Brien: A Kind of Irish Childhood.” Twentieth Century Women Novelists. Ed. Thomas F. Staley. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1982. 179–91.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Notes xxix
  • Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690) 1
  • Julia Alvarez (1950–) 7
  • Angela of Foligno (c.1248–1309) 13
  • Katherine Burton (1884–1969) 18
  • Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639) 24
  • Madre Castillo (1671–1742) 29
  • Bibliography 33
  • Willa Cather (1873–1947) 34
  • Bibliography 39
  • Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) 41
  • Bibliography 45
  • Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) 46
  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) 52
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954–) 57
  • Clare of Assisi (1194–1253) 63
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952–) 68
  • Elizabeth Cullinan (1933–) 74
  • Dorothy Day (1897–1980) 81
  • Annie Dillard (1945–) 89
  • Louise Erdrich (1954–) 95
  • Rosario FerrÉ (1938–) 102
  • Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812–1885) 108
  • Rumer Godden (1907–1998) 114
  • Bibliography 120
  • Caroline Gordon (1895–1981) 121
  • Mary Gordon (1949–) 129
  • Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920) 136
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 143
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 149
  • Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924) 155
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 161
  • Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c. 935–c. 975) 169
  • Bibliography 173
  • Marie de L’incarnation (1599–1672) 175
  • Sor Juana InÉs de la Cruz (1648–1695) 181
  • Julian of Norwich (c. 1342–after 1413) 187
  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887–1956) 193
  • Margery Kempe (c. 1373–c. 1440) 200
  • Bibliography 205
  • Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (1851–1926) 207
  • Mary Lavin (1912–1996) 213
  • Bibliography 218
  • Denise Levertov (1923–1997) 220
  • Notes 226
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987) 228
  • Mary Mccarthy (1912–1989) 235
  • Rigoberta MenchÚ (1959–) 241
  • Alice Meynell (1847–1922) 247
  • Pilar MillÁn Astray (1879–1949) 254
  • Kathleen Norris (1947–) 261
  • Edna O’brien (1932–) 267
  • Bibliography 273
  • Flannery O’connor (1925–1964) 275
  • Bibliography 280
  • Eunice Odio (1919–1974) 283
  • Sister Carol Anne O’marie (1933–) 289
  • Bibliography 294
  • Emilia Pardo BazÁn (1851–1921) 295
  • Bibliography 299
  • Christine de Pizan (1365–c.1430) 301
  • Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) 308
  • Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) 315
  • Antonia Pulci (1452–1501) 320
  • Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) 326
  • Mary Anne Sadlier (1820–1903) 333
  • Bibliography 337
  • Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) 338
  • Bibliography 342
  • Valerie Sayers (1952–) 344
  • Bibliography 350
  • Sophie Rostopchine, Countess de SÉgur (1799–1874) 351
  • Muriel Spark (1918–) 357
  • Edith Stein (1891–1942) 362
  • Bibliography 367
  • Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) 369
  • Notes 374
  • Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) 375
  • Bibliography 380
  • ThÉrÈse of Lisieux (1873–1897) 381
  • Bibliography 386
  • Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) 387
  • Bibliography 392
  • Simone Weil (1909–1943) 394
  • Antonia White (1899–1980) 398
  • Selected General Bibliography 403
  • Index 409
  • About the Editor and Contributors 417
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