Mary Flanagan

(b. 1943)

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(1943– ),

novelist and short story writer, born in America to Irish parents, resident in England since 1969. Flanagan's work thrives on the tension between her characters' often transgressive behaviour and her own immaculate, disciplined prose. Her novels Trust (1987) and Rose Reason (1991) have a Jamesian leisure and complexity; Bad Girls (1984) and The Blue Woman (1994) are punchy collections of stories; Adèle (1997) a disturbingly erotic novella.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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