Mary Lavin

Standard Name: Lavin, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Lavin
Married Name: Mary Walsh
Married Name: Mary Scott
ML , an Irishwoman with US experience publishing in the mid and later twentieth century, is primarily known as a writer of short stories (nineteen collections published). She also produced some poetry (early), two novels and two books for children. Most of her stories depict personal struggles among Irish working-class or lower-middle-class characters, often in domestic settings: the intense feelings of people trained not to show their feelings. She is admired for her subtlety, restraint, and acute awareness of social conditioning, especially of women. ML 's work was slow in coming to critical attention. Critics have attributed this neglect to her not being explicitly nationalistic or political.
Kelly, Angeline Agnes. Mary Lavin, Quiet Rebel. Wolfhound Press, http://PS 3523 A946 Z7 K29 1980 HSS.
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Peterson, Richard F. Mary Lavin. Twayne.
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Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Eudora Welty
EW 's friendship with her fellow Mississippian William Faulkner began from an impromptu postcard he sent her from Hollywood in 1943: Dear Welty: You are doing fine. You are doing all right. . ....
Reception Virginia Woolf
The first study of VW was that of Winifred Holtby in October 1932. Those future writers who did work on VW during their student days have included Mary Lavin and Michèle Barrett . In 1992...
Textual Features Anne Enright
She included stories by Mary Lavin , Elizabeth Bowen , Edna O'Brien , Clare Boylan , Maeve Brennan , Anne Devlin , Claire Keegan , and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne .
Enright, Anne. The Forgotten Waltz. McClelland and Stewart.


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Lavin, Mary. A Family Likeness and Other Stories. Constable, 1985.
Lavin, Mary. A Memory and Other Stories. Constable, 1972.
Lavin, Mary. A Single Lady and Other Stories. M. Joseph, 1951.
Martin, Augustine, and Mary Lavin. “Afterword”. Mary O’Grady, Virago, 1986, pp. 383-91.
Lavin, Mary, and V. S. Pritchett. Collected Stories. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Kilroy, Thomas et al. “Foreword”. In a Café, Town House, 1995, p. vii - x.
Lavin, Mary. Happiness and Other Stories. Constable, 1969.
Lavin, Mary et al. In a Café. Town House, 1995.
Lavin, Mary. In the Middle of the Fields and Other Stories. Constable, 1967.
Lavin, Mary. Mary O’Grady. M. Joseph, 1950.
Lavin, Mary. Mary O’Grady. Virago, 1986.
Peavoy, Elizabeth Walsh et al. “Preamble”. In a Café, Town House, 1995, p. xi - xiv.
Lavin, Mary. Tales from Bective Bridge. Little, Brown, 1942.
Lavin, Mary. The Becker Wives and Other Stories. M. Joseph, 1946.
Lavin, Mary. The Great Wave and Other Stories. Macmillan, 1961.
Lavin, Mary. The House in Clewe Street. M. Joseph, 1945.
Lavin, Mary. The Long Ago and Other Stories. M. Joseph, 1944.
Lavin, Mary. The Patriot Son and Other Stories. M. Joseph, 1956.
Lavin, Mary. The Stories of Mary Lavin. Constable, 1985.