Brigid Boland

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  • Catherine Smith (NUI Maynooth)

Bridget Boland was an Irish writer and woman of letters, who produced novels, plays for stage and radio, gardening books, a memoir, and an edition of historical letters. She was born in London, in 1913, and spent her adult life living outside Ireland, yet always considered herself an Irish writer, declaring that “[a]lthough I hold a British passport I am in fact Irish, and the daughter of an Irish politician at that, which may account for a certain contrariness in my work” (qtd. in Kirkpatrick 56). This contrariness was both ideological and vocal. Her memoir recounts the difficulties which British actors found in learning their lines in Boland’s plays: “They all agreed that my lines were hell to learn, the words w…

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Citation:
Smith, Catherine . "Brigid Boland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 June 2013
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13229, accessed 20 April 2014.]

Articles on Boland's works

  1. The Wild Geese