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A Radiant Life: The Selected Journalism of Nuala O'Faolain

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Publisher Comments:

A Radiant Life presents the unequivocal voice of Nuala O'Faolain tackling a vast range of subjects from Catholicism to feminism, from Sinatra to Africa, and from Irish American culture to Islam and the West. Curious and funny, tender and scathing, O'Faolain's columns were never less than trenchant and were always passionate. "I was blinded by the habit of translating everything into personal terms," she writes apologetically, but this is the power of her journalism. Through the prism of casual, everyday encounters, O'Faolain presses her subject, reaching beyond the prompting of the moment to transcend topicality. The result is a cumulative historical narrative, an inadvertent chronicle of a transformed Ireland by one of its sharpest observers and canniest critics.

Praise for A Radiant Life:

"This book is a gift."

-The Boston Globe

Book News Annotation:

This collection of writings by the late Irish journalist, author and social critic Nuala O'Faolain includes some of her best writings from the last three decades. Selections include articles written for numerous magazines and newspapers addressing both Irish topics, such as sectarian violence and sexuality and the Catholic church, as well as entries on broader topics such living in New York City, International Islam and European colonialism. The volume includes a preface for the American edition by author Sheridan Hay. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Selected columns previously published in the The Irish times, and other writings, from the 1980's through 2008.

About the Author

An international bestselling memoirist (Are You Somebody? and Almost There) and novelist (My Dream of You and Best Love, Rosie), Nuala O'Faolain was for two decades a columnist for the Irish Times. She died in Dublin in 2008.

Table of Contents

The 1980s — The 1990s — 2000-2008.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810998063
Subtitle:
The Selected Journalism of Nuala O'Faolain
Author:
O'Faolain, Nuala
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
All Ebooks
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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