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Now we can talk openly about men

Evans, Martina, 1961-2018
Books, Manuscripts
'Now We Can Talk Openly about Men' is made up of dramatic monologues, in two parts, the first at the time of the Irish War of Independence, the second at the time of the Civil War. Martina Evans uses two distinct narrative voices. First comes Mrs Kathleen (Kitty) Donovan, a dressmaker who is given to taking laudanum. She is followed by Miss Babe Cronin, a stenographer who has fallen in love with a young revolutionary. The speaking, musing, narrating voices create a dream-like compulsion, a sense in retrospect of inevitability, as the two older women talk of how the young women they were are pulled into events which lead to betrayal.
Main title:
Manchester : Carcanet Poetry, 2018.
64 pages ; 22 cm
9781784105785 (pbk)
Dewey class:
821.92821.92 EVA
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