August is a Wicked Month

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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

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By the time I'd finished this I was feeling so depressed I headed off into the kitchen to hide all the sharp implements and cracked open another bottle of wine. There she meets men she finds attractive who aren’t interested in her or misguided men who find her attractive though she’s not vaguely tempted by to them. Home to William Golding, Sylvia Plath, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Max Porter, Ingrid Persaud, Anna Burns and Rachel Cusk, among many others, Faber is proud to publish some of the greatest novelists from the early twentieth century to today. Edna O’Brien’s fourth novel, August is a Wicked Month, was first published in 1965 and subsequently banned by the Irish censors for the story’s sexual candour.

But first to address what is possibly the funniest and most patronising review I've ever read on the back of a book.But, her fantasy comes up against human beings and human existence, and she gets nothing of the raunchy or tender fling that she envisioned.

Nevertheless, there is a new level of ennui and resignation, of displacement and alienation that in some ways reminded me of—and anticipates—Joan Didion's early fiction: Play It as It Lays and Book of Common Prayer.Otherwise, I would have wondered if the Wicked Witch of the East would have some kind of sexual prowess or power as a witch too. It was like a kick to the stomach and suddenly the whole story took on a different purpose and became so much more than I had imagined at the start.

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