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Maeve Brennan has been called one of the best Irish writers of stories since Joyce, and with The Visitor her oeuvre is immeasurably deepened and broadened. Written in the mid-1940s, it is a story of Dublin and of the unkind, ungenerous, emotionally distant side of the Irish temper. This haunting novella stands with her greatest short stories.
"Riding a wave of rediscovery, long-time New Yorker writer Brennan has been no more highly touted than now....Grim and measured, sure of its emotional power, The Visitor is certainly evidence of Brennan's great gift.
"This early work by the respected writer never flinches from its exploration of the destructive power of family pride and anger. Brennan's restrained but touching evocation of a young womanÉis permeated with outrage and sorrow.
" Paperback 96 pages - 4" x 6" - (10/01)
ZC1612 The Visitor $12.95