Category: Irish Literature

“Are you a witch or are you a fairy, or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?” No 571 The Cure by Carlo Gébler

COLONEL EVANSON: Why did you place your wife in the fire? CLEARY: I would not have done that. I would sooner put myself in the fire than put my wife in it. Carlo Gebler’s The Cure is based on the true story of Bridget Cleary, an Irish woman who was burned to death by her…

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The Uninvited by Dorothy McArdle

The Uninvited by Dorothy McArdle was first published in 1942 and was recently reissued as part of Tramp Press’s Recovered Voices series. It was a good choice for that female-led publisher, as what starts out as an easily recognizable gothic haunted house tale, morphs into a fascinating exploration of the dangers inherent in labelling women…

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