Overview

Julia O'Faolain

(b. 1932)


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1932– ),

novelist and historian, daughter of S. O'Faolaáin, born in London but brought up in Dublin. Her fiction includes a collection of short stories and eight novels, among which are Women in the Wall (1975), set in 6th‐cent. Gaul and examining the phenomenon of nuns voluntarily immuring themselves; No Country for Young Men (1980), about history's difficult legacy in contemporary Ireland's private and public life; The Obedient Wife (1982); The Irish Signorina (1984); and The Judas Cloth (1992), a sweeping saga reconstructing the controversial career of the 19th‐cent. pope Pius IX.

Subjects: Literature.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.