Whoredom in Kimmage by Rosemary Mahoney
Irish Women Coming of Age

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In a beguiling account of Irish life that transcends that nation's small shores, Mahoney offers a wise and intimate portrait of contemporary Irish women--from Mad Minnie of Corofin to Mary Robinson, Ireland's first woman president.

About Rosemary Mahoney

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ROSEMARY MAHONEY is the author of Whoredom in Kimmage, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the New York Times Notable Book The Early Arrival of Dreams. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, she lives in Rhode Island.
Published August 19, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 307 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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As a woman who runs a pregnancy counseling service in Dublin reminded her, ``The Irish Constitution refers to women only three times and in a restrictive and paternalistic fashion.'' But with a woman recently elected as the country's president--an election one Irish analyst described as ``psychic...

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Mahoney, who has a wonderful ear for the expletive-filled Irish use of English, has the ability to chill the bones and make one feel loneliness as a theme of Irish life.

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While Mahoney contends that she visited at a time of momentous change for women—the country's antiabortion laws were being challenged and its first female president, Mary Robinson, had just been sealed—readers will more likely conclude that change has yet to come, and women's rights have advanced...

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