Maeve Brennan

Standard Name: Brennan, Maeve


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Cultural formation Philip Larkin
Born English, with a successful professional father who had risen socially by his own efforts, baptised as an Anglican , PL became in maturity an Anglican agnostic. He was an unbeliever, yet both knowledgeable...
death Philip Larkin
He is buried in the Cottingham municipal cemetery, and both Monica Jones and Maeve Brennan are buried nearby.
Cooke, Rachel. “In search of the real Philip Larkin”. The Observer.
Family and Intimate relationships Philip Larkin
At HullPL established terms of easy friendship with the then small group of mostly female, young, and unmarried library staff. From the end of 1960 he developed a close or romantic friendship, eventually a...
Literary responses Frances Cornford
The writer E. Nesbit particularly admired The Watch and wished, on her deathbed, that she had written it herself.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson.
Philip Larkin included both of these among the four of Cornford's poems that he chose...
Literary responses Philip Larkin
Maeve Brennan was responding to one side of this mix when she later wrote that she found this collection angry, iconoclastic, loveless in tone, lacking the warmth and compassion of The Whitsun Weddings.
Brennan, Maeve. The Philip Larkin I Knew. Manchester University Press.
Publishing Philip Larkin
PL composed Brynmor Jones Library , 1929-1979 : a short account, which was issued anonymously in 1979. It was re-issued (updated and corrected) by Hull University Press in 1987 as A lifted study-storehouse...
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.
Textual Production Anne Enright
In 2016 AE supplied an introduction for a reprint of Maeve Brennan 's Springs of Affection.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
She has written with penetrating wit on various socio-political issues, and with controlled passion on the mistreatment of...
Textual Production Philip Larkin
PL was also an indefatigable letter-writer. A couple of thousand of his letters to his mother survive at Hull History Centre , and about 1,500 to Monica Jones . A selection of his highly personal...


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Brennan, Maeve. The Philip Larkin I Knew. Manchester University Press, 2002.