A Fanatic Heart. By Edna O’Brien. First American Trade Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1984.

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Edna O’Brien ranks among the best Irish authors of all time, putting her in the class of James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and George Bernard Shaw. Yet unlike these male counterparts, O’Brien’s work captures the inner lives and desires of women. She writes characters who are relatable and full of personality and idiosyncrasies. Her narratives capture something essential about life in Ireland as a woman in particular. In A Fanatic Heart, O’Brien compiles a collection of short stories that harken back to Joyce’s Dubliners but also fundamentally display O’Brien’s interest in womanhood. Many of these stories are drawn from previous publications with a selection of previously unpublished works as well. Critics hailed it as a landmark collection, one that solidified O’Brien’s genius in the rich canon of Irish literature.

This first American trade edition is in near-fine condition. In the original quarter cloth, near-fine with only slight fading to spine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only minor fading.

A near-fine first American trade edition by Edna O’Brien.

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A Fanatic Heart. By Edna O’Brien. First American Trade Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1984.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in