A chapter of the moral history of London: an interview with Bridget O’Connor.
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Author/sLázaro Lafuente, Luis Alberto
Bridget O ’Connor is a young English fiction writer who has successfully published two collections of short stories, Here Comes John (1993) and Tell Her You Love Her (1997). Her stories introduce a great variety of voices: women or men of all ages and from many different social, cultural and professional background. However, many of them are first-person narratives involving a very peculiar character, young or middle-age, who generally lives in a city, London, and leads a lonely, boring and frustrating life. They make up a group of losers and drop-outs, characters who are socially, professionally or sexually doomed. This does not mean that Bridget O ’Connor always adopts a depressing tone for her sad stories. On the contrary, every now and then, especially in the second volume, there is a touch of vibrant mordant humour associated with a satiric intention. The grotesque exaggerations, the suggestive idiom and the effective ironies designed to ridicule the characters ’ obsessions and fo...
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