The new voice in irish fictionanne enright is definitely original and striking a portable virgin consists of short stories each story elegantly crafted each with a slightly absurdest soul of its own. A dublin bookshop offered this gem up to me when i was visiting ireland in the early 90s and probably a year has not gone by since 1991 when i havent reread the portable virgin its smart edgy and hysterically funny its also an entirely original take on what contemporary irish consciousness is like. The portable virgin anne enright home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you advanced search find a library . The portable virgin is riven with these sorts of sentences fun impossible witty sentences enright is drawn to and elucidates with undeniable skill things like a quiet disgrace not the . Book review the portable virgin 1991 by anne enright this review is part of the no mans land reading project an attempt to right a gendered imbalance in my reading and a general imbalance in the availability of reviews by men especially of works by female authors
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