Chapter 36. Edna O'Brien: “A Rose in the Heart of New York”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Sinéad Mooney lecturer

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch36

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Mooney, S. (2008) Edna O'Brien: “A Rose in the Heart of New York”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Department of English of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Edna O'Brien: “A Rose in the Heart of New York”;
  • “Irish Revel” (1968) and “A Scandalous Woman” (1974);
  • consciously post-Joycean creation of a recognizable fictional world;
  • O'Brien's “The Love Object” - consciously playing with Freudian family romance;
  • O'Brien's fiction - boundaries between the realms of the dead fearfully, blurred;
  • O'Brien's vision of family romance - bleakly deterministic one

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading