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  1. says:

    They were marked for life by their ravenous hopes, writes the sublime Brennan 1917 93 They had the glittering, exploring eyes of people who have never learned to control their dreams This most personal story The Bohemians details in 12 eloquent, restrained pages that would take most novelists 500 the story of a couple with one child who reflects as an adult, last line, Things had not turned out as he expected It is a hard thing for a person to be left alone in the world Brenna They were marked for life by their ravenous hopes, writes the sublime Brennan 1917 93 They had the glittering, exploring eyes of people who have never learned to control their d...


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    But I opened my eyes too suddenly, for no reason at all, and the beach at East Hampton has vanished, along with Bluebell and the cats, all of them dead for years now The Turkish towel is in reality the white nubbly counterpane of the bed I am lying in, and the cool ocean breeze is being provided by the blessed air conditioner It is ninety three degrees outside a terrible day in New York City So much for my daydream of sand and sea and roses The daydream was, after all, only a mild attack o But I opened my eyes too suddenly, for no reason at all, and the beach at East Hampton has vanished, along with Bluebell and the cats, all of them dead for years now The Turkish towel is in reality the white nubbly counterpane of the bed I am lying in, and the cool ocean breeze is being provided by the blessed air conditioner It is ninety three degrees outside a terrible day in New York City So much for my daydream of sand and sea and roses The daydream was, after all, only a mild attack of homesickness The reason it was a mild attack instead of a fierce one is that there are a number of places I am homesick for East Hampton is only one of them.That quote is from Maeve Brennan s preface to this collection of short stories and it echoes the sadness to be found in several of them Her original family home in Dublin features as do other places she spent time in during her...


  3. says:

    Lovely short stories I have never heard of Maeve Brennan before but look forward to readingof her work soon.


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    So good These past two months I would read one short story from the collection every time I got stuck in revisions or every time I was being lazy didn t feel like it was terrified I didn t actually know how to write and it would make me want to get back to work and learn to be a better.AND NOW I HAVE NO MORE MAEVE BRENNAN STORIES, HOW SHALL I HYPE MYSELF Ah well.Most of the stories are set in and around Manhattan in the 40 s and 50 s Some are set in Ireland Some are funny, bubbly, upp So good These past two months I would read one short story from the collection every time I got stuck in revisions or every time I was being lazy didn t feel like it was terrified I didn t actually know how to write and it would make me want to get back to work and learn to be a better.AND NOW I HAVE NO MO...


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    These stories were really wonderful I enjoyed this book muchthan the previous collection I read, Springs of Affection, in part because of the greater scope and greater opportunity for Brennan to express her talents The twenty stories are divided subtly four groups, geographic rather than chronologic The first are all centred around an enclave called Herbert s Retreat based on the real life Sneed s Landing in lower Westchester Co., some thirty miles north of New York City These are bi These stories were really wonderful I enjoyed this book muchthan the previous collection I read, Springs of Affection, in part because of the greater scope and greater opportunity for Brennan to express her talents The twenty stories are divided subtly four groups, geographic rather than chronologic The first are a...


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    I enjoyed the rich descriptions Example The little house was very quiet Buttoned up in its diamonds with its shingled roof pulled down about its ears and its left shoulder turned to the ocean, the house seemed to enjoy the summer sun cautiously, as though it knew it wasn t a summer house


  7. says:

    She s abilious Katherine Mansfield and she s very very good.


  8. says:

    I gave it four stars until I read the story I See You, Bianca, and it made me cry Then I gave it five stars.


  9. says:

    Out of the twenty stories, there were only 3 4 that I didn t get into and they were all in the later half.


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    Brennan s work is a romantic blade the combines both art and precision My delight in reading The Rose Garden s short stories was routinely perforated with lowering the book and sinking into myself simply to appreciate and awe over the poetic perfection she achieved in her descriptions that imparts to me a sense of being so simplistically right Her diction was filled with truths that were, once stated, hearteningly accurate.It s to...


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The Rose Garden download The Rose Garden , read online The Rose Garden , kindle ebook The Rose Garden , The Rose Garden 54e717d24e9b Reading Maeve Brennan Is Like Watching A Master Jeweler Construct A Ticking Watch From An Array Of Tiny, Inanimate Parts Linda Barrett Osborne, New York Times Book ReviewSo Good That I Kept Putting The Book Down To Savor A Description Or Perfect Phrase, To Hug Myself With Malicious Joy, And To Put Off The Evil Hour When The Stories Would Be Done Katherine A Powers, Boston Sunday GlobeWhen The Springs Of Affection Was Published In 1997, The Poet Eamon Grennan Called It A Classic, A Book That Placed Maeve Brennan Among The Best Irish Short Story Writers Since Joyce The Rose Garden Gathers The Rest Of Her Short Fiction, Some Of It Set In Her Native Dublin But Most Of It In And Around Her Adopted Manhattan The Riches Here Are Many, But The Collection S Centerpiece Is A Suite Of Satirical Scenes From Suburban Life, Stories A Little Meaner Than Cheever S, And Wittier Than Updike S Los Angeles Times Book Review.