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'I have put this book together, not as a prose narrative is usually constructed, but as a poem might be. In turnings and returnings. In parts which find and repeat themselves and re-state the argument until it loses its reasonable edge and hopefully becomes a sort of cadence.' In "Object Lessons" Eavan Boland meditates on womanhood in the specific places and times of her life. She engages, in a scrupulous and evocative prose, the issues of nationhood as well, clearing a space within Ireland where to be a woman and a poet ...

Object Lessons 2006, Lives and Letters, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781857548822

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Object Lessons 1996, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393314373

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