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De Buitenmeisjes: trilogie By Edna O'Brien Marian Lameris De Buitenmeisjes trilogie De lotgevallen van twee Ierse meisjes in hun jeugd op de nonnenkostschool en in hun huwelijken Inclusief epiloog
  • Title: De Buitenmeisjes: trilogie
  • Author: Edna O'Brien Marian Lameris
  • ISBN: 9789023438151
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • De Buitenmeisjes: trilogie By Edna O'Brien Marian Lameris De lotgevallen van twee Ierse meisjes in hun jeugd, op de nonnenkostschool en in hun huwelijken.Inclusief epiloog.
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    About "Edna O'Brien Marian Lameris"

    1. Edna O'Brien Marian Lameris

      Edna O Brien b 1930 , an award winning Irish author of novels, plays, and short stories, has been hailed as one of the greatest chroniclers of the female experience in the twentieth century She is the 2011 recipient of the Frank O Connor Prize, awarded for her short story collection Saints and Sinners She has also received, among other honors, the Irish PEN Award for Literature, the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin, and a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Literary Academy Her 1960 debut novel, The Country Girl, was banned in her native Ireland for its groundbreaking depictions of female sexuality Notable works also include August Is a Wicked Month 1965 , A Pagan Place 1970 , Lantern Slides 1990 , and The Light of Evening 2006 O Brien lives in London.

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    1. The smartest and most hilarious possible response to the catastrophe of being born female in the rural west of Ireland at mid century.The trilogy actually encompasses three books The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, and Girls in Their Married Bliss They follow the highly intelligent but spacy Caithleen and her forcefully self centered best friend Baba on a trajectory that huge numbers of Irish women s lives took during those decades from farm to convent school to Dublin and finally into London Th [...]


    2. What a roller coaster this put me on While reading it, I was sincerely frightened for the characters and for my own fate in life, I pounded the pillow in helpless distress and needed to be comforted by Frank that, if it made me feel so much, she must be doing something right But it was agony, not beautiful agony, but masochistic, call your therapist agony The pain it induced was than I d bargained for As I approached the end, I thought, this is a work I want to own, to add to my colection while [...]


    3. Reading this trilogy was an interesting experience for me because I read the first two books, The Country Girls and The Lonely Girl, as a teenager back in the 60s In my opinion, those two books held up very well Kate and Baba are best friends, although Baba frequently treats Kate, the scholarly and sensitive girl, quite unkindly Ultimately, the girls, later women, are the constant factor in each other s lives Searching for a life beyond their restrictive small town life and convent school, they [...]


    4. Edna O Brien catches the details of a culture and a period of time that seems to have occurred one hundred years ago rather than in the early 1960 s She writes with an honesty and lack of sentimentality that drew me into the story and the characters My criticisms are all minor compared to those qualities.


    5. EDNA O BRIEN IRELAND S OTHER LITERARY HEAVYWEIGHTBy Jim RulandO Brien s relationship with Ireland has always been a cantankerous one Her first novel, The Country Girls, written in 1959 during a three week frenzy, was condemned by the minister of culture as a smear on Irish womanhood The book, which deals with the sexual awakening of a young woman from a small village in west Ireland, was promptly banned As were her next eight novels.The problem O Brien writes about sex and its repercussions in a [...]


    6. The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue is a compilation of three novels that span the lives of two girls, from childhood through middle age, who were both rivals and friends in rural Ireland The first of the three novels, The Country Girls introduces us to Caithleen and Baba Caithleen is practically raised by a single mother, her father often drunk and absent, leaving them with little or no money most days, while Baba s father is good provider who comes home every night, even if the family isn t [...]


    7. I ve only read the first part so far waiting for the complete edition from.O Brien captures perfectly, in my opinion, the era and place she is concerned with Not as downtrodden as Angela s Ashes by any means, but certainly far, far from sweetness and light The pervading sadness and sense of claustrophobia subsuming the girls lives struck me as true to life The Catholic upbringing and the narrowness of the girls options reflect my memories of those days pretty well Of course, we had many options [...]


    8. I honestly don t know what to say about this trilogy I m not even sure how I felt about it, really I can t say I loved these books, no I didn t love them None of the characters were lovable, not even the main characters Baba and Caithleen Yet I couldn t help but care what happened to them Even as I watched their lives spiral downwards, them make decision upon bad decision nothing could ve induced me to stop reading It wasn t like being unable to look away from a train wreck yet I suppose it kind [...]


    9. This book is the collection of 3 separate books which were published in the 1960s followed by an epilogue written in 1986, all dealing with the same main characters, Caithleen and Baba, from their childhood in the Irish countryside to their married years in London The first 2 books are narrated by Caithleen, while the third one is told mainly from the perspective of Baba I see here a lot of very high ratings for this book, but I have double feelings on one hand, the books are clearly well writte [...]


    10. This was just the kind of book s I ve been yearning for It s pretty melancholy, but I love any survival themes, especially friendships that survive through time I understand that these are O Brien s early works, and are harbingers of the good to come, so I am eager to read some of her mature pieces.I ve read many comments about the shift in narrator for the third book, but I really liked it and thought it was an authentic and refreshing change Caithleen Kate was so passive and completely non as [...]


    11. This was an interesting three books plus epilogue Not sure what to make of them, though They were written in the 1960s and the epilogue was written in 1986 Different Unique Well written But just different I easily read it Not sure if I exactly liked the two main characters, which maybe why I m so ambivalent about this book The four stories contained in this one book are The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, Girls In Their Married Bliss, and then the Epilogue They follow two friends, Kate and Baba, [...]


    12. I picked this book up after reading an interview with Edna O Brien, who s still alive and well and writing in London These were her first three books, and they were beautiful and depressing and full of longing and irony.


    13. Conor said he wouldn t read her because she s so dark The following quotes are ones I underlined because I liked them, not that they necessarily stand for important parts of the story Have a sweet, Cynthia Baba said, opening Una s chocolates, but Una didn t mind.He had no insight into the small irritations that could drive people mad.It was exactly the voice one would expect from an old, dead woman It was high and hoarse and croaking.I was lonely with him then, because he had not understood what [...]


    14. Lots of people have chimed in on this classic, so I won t bore you O Brien manages two distinct voices in this trilogy The third book is of course a bit of a surprise but a good one I think the genius of Country Girls is O Brien s ability to give an innocent girl so much insight, so much vulnerability She gives Caithleen so much understanding of the natural world while keeping her trembling at every human contact Baba is the opposite all mouth and no conscience And it s a beautiful relationship [...]


    15. I read Wild Decembers and my review is a bit condescending Who was I to do that O Brien s story as a writer is an extraordinary one Read about her Read her books.In this the delight is in the details I turned them upside down before putting them on, because once I found a dead mouse in a Wellington Some corn seeds dropped out of them My father got his overcoat then and came into the kitchen with his shoelaces slapping around He had come in the blue van which he used to take greyhounds to the vet [...]


    16. I admire Edna O Brien s writing and this book Although I did not really like the main characters, kept me reading and wanting to get back to it when I wasn t The women are pressed down by the culture of Ireland and the Church during this time and the men drink Even when the men offer support as they did when Kate escapes having been kidnapped by her father to save her at age 21 because of her living with a still married man who has treated her pretty decently , these same men pursue her with her [...]


    17. I tried to make it through this, I really did I even made it to the third book I got a little excited when I thought Baba was going to narrate, but when it went back to Kathleen, I was just DONE Don t get me wrong, Baba is just as despicable as Kathleen, but for different reasons I might have finished then But no We go back to Kathleen s drivel She is a spineless, whiny, reprehensible person, her family is awful, her boyfriends are awful ugh, I just could take no I gave it two stars because the [...]


    18. I didn t enjoy reading this book as the characters are very hard to like But I did keep reading to the end, somehow captivated by their messed up lives The writing is stilted in places and wonderfully descriptive in others I wonder how anyone survived Ireland at that time after reading this book.


    19. This was a bookclub read, I liked the book however found it a bit far fetched This book was banned in Ireland and therefore always had a bit of a mysterious edge to it, its an interesting story and a very good discussion book as it throws up lots topics that get people talking Glad I read it.


    20. The mind pretends to forgive, but it harbors and remembers in moments of blackness Beautifully written and observed odyssey a taxonomy of heartbreak that reminded me of an apparently misremembered Dostoyevsky line about eternity in a square foot of space.


    21. I had to reread THE COUNTRY GIRLS for my Night Owls group, so I took the opportunity to reread the entire trilogy along with the Epilogue which was also included in the edition I read Rereading after many years and so much experience with Ireland and Irish literature and history was a wonderful experience O Brien shocked Ireland with THE COUNTRY GIRLS 1960 , and serious readers are forever in her debt Rereading Caithleen Brady s first person narrative means knowing what will happen, yet her voi [...]


    22. Had you asked me, I would have said I already read these three book and epiloguebut I hadn t I must have started and then put it down years ago It is a story of two women coming of age in post WWII Ireland I had to actually stop reading at one point and prove to myself that this was the time period because it might as well have been Ireland in the early 20th century so difficult were the strictures put on these growing girls As in RESERVATION ROAD, a present day reader may simply not be able to [...]


    23. That s cool, by the end it told their whole life stories I was struck by how even though it felt like I was in depth into the happenings, things kept progressing forward through the years, and they were growing up as I read I definitely resonated with Kate, and Baba was tough to handle, especially when they were younger I had some strong reactions to both of their characters, and the choices they made At first I was thrown off when the narrator changed, but by the end it was neat to get into bo [...]


    24. I am in love with Edna O Brien after reading these books and now want to devour everything I can find by her in time All three books follow the friendship of Kate and Baba both girls come from the same small town in Ireland but both follow distinctly different paths, while seemingly following the same Kate is nervous and melancholy, a follower Baba is confident, outspoken, and a born leader The Country Girls and The Lonely Girl are told in first person POV by Kate Girls in Their Married Bliss to [...]


    25. Debuting separately in the early 1960 s and later released as The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue 1986 , the novels were considered provocative to the point of being banned in Ireland Fifty plus years later, the saga of Kate and Baba has a timeless feel and the beauty of the language remains intact.Growing up on many acres but little wealth, Kate endures an alcoholic father, a victimized mother, and a religious patriarchy incapable of understanding the damage done Despite her intellectual gif [...]


    26. This trilogy traces the life of Kate Brady and her friend Baba Bridget Brennan from the rural Irish town where we meet them, to Catholic boarding school, to Dublin, and to London The first two books The Country Girls and The Girl with Green Eyes are told from Kate s perspective the last Girls in Their Married Bliss alternates between Kate and Baba The first two books were my favorites the dueling narrative voices in the last book were off putting and the tone was bitter Kate is a sensitive narr [...]


    27. I really liked this book It s the kind of book a millennial, like myself can read, but discuss with her mother, or eve grandmother The different generations will find it appealing for different reasons There are family stories love stories coming of age stories finding one s self stories marriage stories children stories divorce stories This book follows two girls from their childhood into adulthood They are originally country girls, and as their lives take them from their sheltered family homes [...]


    28. This may have been groundbreaking and shocking in it s time, but I had a hard time getting through it It was a very real story, two girls leaving their country town and going to school and then to the big city, very relatable But also very depressing, at least to me Of course some bad things happen to them, but nothing that really rises to the level of tragedy, just ordinary life low points is how I would describe them The same for the high points This is life not as a roller coaster thrill ride [...]


    29. I think I d give the 1st volume 2 stars, the 2nd three, and the 3rd four The low rating of the first is probably all my fault I felt like I did when I read Emma in the 5th grade I technically understood what was happening, but I didn t get it at all I didn t know why the things people said were interesting, and I missed all the cues that revealed character I didn t get any jokes, I didn t get anything Sometimes I have a little trouble with the context of history, especially when it comes to acce [...]


    30. I knew that I was going to read a sad book ,but did not know the plot and the fine tuning of the situations , feelings portrayed between the two main characters.The book exposes many terrible as well as some touching human interactions that are true at any given time The relationship of parents and children ,the role of religion and the beliefs in a community , the complicated relationship of the two friends.The relationship between , different classes,between women and men.All dealt with a deli [...]


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