Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan

Homesick at The New Yorker

Book - 2016
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The triumph and tragic odyssey of The New Yorker's Maeve Brennan, from happy Dublin childhood to Manhattan glamour, from literary achievement to breakdown, homelessness, death-and rediscovery
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2016
Edition: Counterpoint edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781619027152
Characteristics: xv, 333 pages


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Dec 13, 2015

I came to this biography by way of "Spinster" by Kate Borick, then the "Rose Garden" book of short stories by Ms. Brennan. This is a fascinating biography that brings together New York, Ireland, feminism, 20th century journalism, and mental illness. Ms. Brennan dates after Dorothy Parker, but the tone of the story in 1930-1970 feels so much like NY news and journalism.
If you can get through the first half of the book that details her upbringing in Ireland, it will pay off in the second half. You really have to know her background to appreciate the autobiographical nature of her material and the strained relationships in the family.
I may never read more Maeve Brennan in my life, but I appreciated this little excursion.


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