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The Struggle for Form: Seán O'Faoláin's Autobiographies
The Yearbook of English Studies
Vol. 35, Irish Writing since 1950 (2005), pp. 161-170
Published by: Modern Humanities Research Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3509331
Page Count: 10
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This essay examines in detail the two published versions of Seán O'Faoláin's autobiography, "Vive Moi!". O'Faoláin had carried out extensive revisions on the 1964 edition before it was reissued posthumously in 1993. These changes cast considerable light on O'Faoláin's lifelong struggle to arrive at a literary genre most suitable to his talents and ambitions. In particular, the revised autobiography reflects regret on O'Faoláin's part that he failed to write a successful novel and goes on to look at his theories generally about the lack of an adequate novel-writing tradition in post-revolutionary Ireland.
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