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  • ... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring.
    Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 7 (1976).

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  • Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
    Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 1 (1976).
  • In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: "Is there someone new?"
    Edna O'Brien (b. 1936), Irish author. "Long Distance," Lantern Slides (1990).
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