Lorna Reynolds

Standard Name: Reynolds, Lorna

Connections

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Cultural formation Kate O'Brien
Brought up a Catholic , KOBlost her faith while still at school; however, even without intellectual belief, she retained a strong emotional attachment to the religion of her forebears. Lorna Reynolds calls her a...
Friends, Associates Kate O'Brien
During her time at Oxford, KOB developed friendships with the Irishwoman Enid Starkie (a French scholar of note and later the holder of the Légion d'Honneur) and the English novelist E. M. Delafield . The...
Intertextuality and Influence Kate O'Brien
Lorna Reynolds and Eavan Boland liken this novel to the work of John Galsworthy , as it is the saga of several generations of an Irish family building a business and growing in wealth.
Boland, Eavan, and Kate O’Brien. “Introduction”. The Last of Summer, Virago, 1990, p. v - xv.
xi
Literary responses Kate O'Brien
It was widely and enthusiastically reviewed. Biographer Lorna Reynolds says KOB , like Byron , awoke one day to find herself famous.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
39
Literary responses Kate O'Brien
Lorna Reynolds reads this as a charming novel, but one that does not break new ground in KOB 's development.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
88
Its sales, compared with those of earlier works, were disappointing.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
93
Literary responses Kate O'Brien
Nonetheless, it was the opinion of Lorna Reynolds (who heard KOB read these chapters aloud) that she had not lost her touch.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
133
Literary responses Kate O'Brien
Lorna Reynolds calls this book highly selective and idiosyncratic.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
132
Residence Kate O'Brien
In 1960 KOB moved back to England: to Boughton, near Faversham in Kent (within reach of Canterbury). She had no sense of being an exile in England, her biographer Lorna Reynolds insists.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
106, 132
Textual Features Kate O'Brien
This book (again set in Mellick, a fictionalised Limerick) highlights the puritanical moral complacency of Irish society. Lorna Reynolds sees it as a response to the banning of Mary Lavelle; she judges the...
Textual Features Kate O'Brien
As in O'Brien's other novels, many topics are on the table. Both the insular and the cosmopolitan strands in Irish culture are examined. Again, Lorna Reynolds feels that this novel sprang from the banning of...
Travel Kate O'Brien
She was, says her biographer Lorna Reynolds , a born traveller.
Reynolds, Lorna. Kate O’Brien: A Literary Portrait. Colin Smythe; Barnes and Noble, 1987.
105

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