A Girl is a Half Formed Thing

Title Page Premiere Cast and Production Foreword Note on the Adaptation A Girl
is a Half-formed Thing Part I: Lambs Part II: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing Part III:
Land under the Waves Part IV: Extreme Unction Part V: The Stolen Child About ...

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571325807

Category: Performing Arts

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Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy. 'Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.' Times Literary Supplement 'An instant classic.' Guardian Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. 'Unflinching... magnificent... The narrative transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs.' Guardian 'One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you're likely to see.' Sunday Times

About a Girl

Author: David Collard

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ISBN: 9781909585065

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Strange Hotel

From Eimear McBride, author of the award-winning A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, comes the beguiling travelogue of a woman in exile: from her past, her ghosts, and herself.

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374722099

Category: Fiction

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From Eimear McBride, author of the award-winning A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, comes the beguiling travelogue of a woman in exile: from her past, her ghosts, and herself. A nameless woman enters a hotel room. She’s been here once before. In the years since, the room hasn’t changed, but she has. Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms. From Avignon to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each is as anonymous as the last but bound by rules of her choosing. There, amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she negotiates with her memories, with the men she sometimes meets, with the clichés invented to aggravate middle-aged women, with those she has lost or left behind--and with what it might mean to return home. Urgent and immersive, filled with black humour and desire, McBride’s Strange Hotel is a novel of enduring emotional force.

Mouthpieces

Written during her time as the inaugural fellow in the Beckett archive last year, Eimear McBride's three short, characteristically brilliant plays - collected in one work, Mouthpieces.

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571360505

Category: Drama

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Written during her time as the inaugural fellow in the Beckett archive last year, Eimear McBride's three short, characteristically brilliant plays - collected in one work, Mouthpieces. Each play depicts a fragment of female experience, all of them told in in Eimear's vivid, original and sharp-witted style. In 'The Adminicle Exists', we hear the inner voice of a woman who saves her troubled, dangerous partner; in 'An Act of Violence', a woman is quizzed about her reaction to a man's death; in 'The Eye Machine', the character 'Eye' tells of her imprisonment, flickering through a slideshow of female stereotypes.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

Both novels chart the inner lives of teenage girls , particularly as they become
sexually aware and active in ways that are often self - destructive . A Girl is a Half
- formed Thing is particularly alert to the difficulties of articulation for its young ...

Author: Liam Harte

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198754892

Category: History

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Presents essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction that provide authoritative assessments of the breadth and achievement of Irish novelists and short story writers.

The Lesser Bohemians

Set across the bedsits and squats of mid-nineties north London, The Lesser Bohemians is a story about love and innocence, joy and discovery, the grip of the past and the struggle to be new again.

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571327869

Category: Fiction

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE AWARD 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD From the writer of one of the most memorable debuts of recent years, a story of first love and redemption. One night in London an eighteen year old girl, recently arrived from Ireland to study drama, meets an older actor and a tumultuous relationship ensues. Set across the bedsits and squats of mid-nineties north London, The Lesser Bohemians is a story about love and innocence, joy and discovery, the grip of the past and the struggle to be new again.

Something Out of Place

Author: EIMEAR. MCBRIDE

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ISBN: 9781788162869

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Donald Marcy

He looked at her eagerly . Aspiration , born in his soul in that simple , studious
country home , had lain a helpless , half - formed thing , waiting for ... The girl had
given the touch ; delicate and firm , and womanly as herself . She held out her red
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Sundog

The first ever selection of lyrics by the iconic Scott Walker, hand picked by the artist. Scott Walker is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant, serious, and intelligent avant-garde artists today.

Author: Scott Walker

Publisher: Faber & Faber Social

ISBN: 9780571328574

Category: Songs

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Scott Walker is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant, serious and intelligent of artists today. As one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century and front man of globally loved pop trip, The Walker Brothers, Walker commands huge devotion. A major event, Sundog is the first ever selection of Walker's lyrics curated by the artist himself, published for the first time with a stunning introduction by Eimear McBride. Walker's iconic lyrics will proudly follow in the footsteps of other famous musicians who have been published by Faber & Faber, including Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg, and Van Morrison.

Sleepless Nights

Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met that illuminate the era's racism, sexism, and poverty. Above all, here is prose blurring into poetry, language to lose - and perhaps to find - yourself in.

Author: Elizabeth Hardwick

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571347320

Category: Literary Criticism

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'A series of fleeting images and memories ... united by the high intelligence and beauty of Hardwick's prose.' - Sally Rooney I am alone here in New York, no longer a we ... First published in 1979, Sleepless Nights is a unique collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams. It is more than the story of a life: it is Elizabeth Hardwick's experience of womanhood in the twentieth century. Escaping her childhood home of Kentucky, the narrator arrives at a bohemian hotel in Manhattan filled with 'drunks, actors, gamblers ... love and alcohol and clothes on the floor.' Here begin the erotic affairs and dinner parties, the abortions and heartbreaks, the friendships and 'people I have buried'. Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met that illuminate the era's racism, sexism, and poverty. Above all, here is prose blurring into poetry, language to lose - and perhaps to find - yourself in. Society tries to write these lives before they are lived. It does not always succeed.

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Eimear McBride won the £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her first
book, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.... McBride began sending her manuscript to
publishers in 2004...she endured many rejections, and all but gave up hope that
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Author: Martin Udogie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496986342

Category: Self-Help

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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.

Nor Wife Nor Maid

Oh ! I don't know , ” says she bashfully , now dreadfully ashamed of her
disgraceful openness of speech , and yet always a little ... inconsequent child - a
girl half - formed — a thing more child than woman , has destroyed his strongest
beliefs .

Author: Duchess

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Category: English fiction

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Theatre of War

This assured debut novel from acclaimed Chilean author Andrea Jeftanovic explores the devastating psychological effects of the conflict in the Balkans on a family who flee to South America to build a new life.

Author: Andrea Jeftanovic

Publisher: Charco Press

ISBN: 1999368487

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This assured debut novel from acclaimed Chilean author Andrea Jeftanovic explores the devastating psychological effects of the conflict in the Balkans on a family who flee to South America to build a new life. It is told from the perspective of the young Tamara, as she tries to make sense of growing up haunted by a distant conflict. Yet the ghosts of war re-emerge in their new land – which has its own traumatic past – to tear the family apart.Staging scenes from childhood as if the characters were rehearsing for a play, the novel uses all the imaginary resources of theatre director, set paint- er and lighting designer to pose the question: how can Tamara salvage an identity as an adult from the ruins of memory, and rediscover the ability to love? With themes that echo Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul, a sensitive narrator recalling Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and a focus on the body in the style of Elfriede Jelinek, this is an artfully construct- ed, widely praised work from one of the most exciting novelists at work in Latin America today.

Worthy

Widow, mother, bigamist, "former" con artist--Ludmila, a.k.a. Worthy, now manages a failing strip club in Tampa.

Author: Lisa Birnbaum

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ISBN: 9781938103483

Category: Fiction

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Widow, mother, bigamist, "former" con artist--Ludmila, a.k.a. Worthy, now manages a failing strip club in Tampa. Twenty years earlier, she traveled the world pulling cons from Mexico to the South of France and slowly surrendering to the madness of her partner, Theodore. Now, for the first time, she spins a tale of their wild, ruinous love affair, and attempts to explain her role in his fate... or perhaps pull her greatest con yet.

Constellations

Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' –Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.

Author: Sinéad Gleeson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509892745

Category: Literary Collections

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*Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020* *Winner of non-fiction book of the year at the Irish Book Awards* 'Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' –Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles. How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In the powerful and daring essays in Constellations Sinéad Gleeson does that very thing. All of life is within these pages, from birth to first love, pregnancy to motherhood, terrifying sickness, old age and loss to death itself. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing. In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, and yet still in her own spirited, generous voice, Sinéad takes us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance. Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive. 'Breathtaking and sublime.' – Nina Stibbe 'Absolutely extraordinary and life-enhancing.' – Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be Grown-up.

The Country Girls Trilogy

Edna O'Brien's beloved classics reveal the lives and loves of two girls in rural 1950s Ireland (with a foreword by Eimear McBride). 'The taboo-breaking, the fabulous prose - there's no one like Edna O'Brien ... Beautiful.

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571330541

Category: Fiction

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Edna O'Brien's first novel The Country Girls and its sequels The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s. The characters of Kate Brady and her friend Baba Brennan have inspired generation after generation of readers and writers, as we see them struggling against the confines of a rural Irish convent school; revelling in the bright lights of Dublin; and weathering the unexpected challenges of married life in London. The passion, artistry, and courage of Edna O'Brien's vision in these novels - tender portraits of innocence and youth, love and passion, dreams and reality - resonate into the twenty-first century, and are illuminated by Eimear McBride's new foreword.

Herald and Presbyter

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formed resolution only book people who succeeded in doing these cousin Robert
joined us while she was telling hipping away . She was cold , and the dimly
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

She Only they who have closely watched had become aware that Mr. Glascock
had the natural uneasiness of human hens ... half - formed idea that tion with a
thing of that kind tarnishes a a great ordinance of nature was being young
woman's ...

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The Eclectic Magazine

The care , the a girl whose nearest known friend and discretion , nay , the wisdom
with which female relation was ... half - formed idea that tion with a thing of that
kind tarnishes a a great ordinance of nature was being young woman's standing
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Everyone is Watching

'Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on' Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires.

Author: Megan Bradbury

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509809775

Category: Fiction

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'Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on' Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city where everyone is watching, waiting to see what will happen next. 1967. Robert Mapplethorpe knows he is an artist. From his childhood home in Queens he yearns for the heat and excitement of the city, the press of other people's bodies. He wants to be watched, he wants to be known. 1891. Walt Whitman has already found fame, and has settled into his own sort of old age. Still childlike, still passionate, he travels with his friend and biographer Bucke to the city he has always adored, the scene of his greatest triumphs and rejections. 1922. Robert Moses is a man with a vision. Standing on the edge of Long Island he knows what it could become. Walking down a street in Brooklyn he sees its future. He is the man who will build modern New York. 2013. Edmund White is back in New York. It's the city of his youth, of his life and loves. He remembers days of lazy pleasure, nights of ecstasy and euphoria. But years have gone by since then. Everyone is Watching is a novel about the men and women who have defined New York. Through the lives and perspectives of these great creators, artists and thinkers, and through other iconic works of art that capture its essence, New York itself solidifies. Complex, rich, sordid, tantalizing, it is constantly changing and evolving. Both intimate and epic in its sweep, Everyone is Watching is a love letter to New York and its people - past, present and future.