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The Resource A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat

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A Ghost in the Throat
Title
A Ghost in the Throat
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Summary
An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Winner of the James Tait Black Biography Prize • A New York Times New & Noteworthy Title • Longlisted for the 2021 Gordon Burn Prize • A Buzzfeed Recommended Summer Read When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries. On discovering her murdered husband's body, an eighteenth-century Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill's poem travels through the centuries, finding its way to a new mother who has narrowly avoided her own fatal tragedy. When she realizes that the literature dedicated to the poem reduces Eibhlín Dubh's life to flimsy sketches, she wants more: the details of the poet's girlhood and old age; her unique rages, joys, sorrows, and desires; the shape of her days and site of her final place of rest. What follows is an adventure in which Doireann Ní Ghríofa sets out to discover Eibhlín Dubh's erased life—and in doing so, discovers her own. Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another's
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Ní Ghríofa, Doireann
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Label
A Ghost in the Throat
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OVERDRIVE:cc165e55-c338-4226-841b-3d3dbac3b54b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781771964128
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Ghost in the Throat
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc165e55-c338-4226-841b-3d3dbac3b54b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781771964128
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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