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    Mending the Torn Fragments of a Relationship: An Interview with Sarah Strong


    Heffernan, Valerie (2018) Mending the Torn Fragments of a Relationship: An Interview with Sarah Strong. Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (1). pp. 97-111. ISSN 0957-4042

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    Abstract

    Sarah Strong is a practising artist who lives in Islington, London. In this interview, Strong describes her charged and at times very difficult relationship with her mother, the Irish poet Eithne Strong (1923–99), as well as her unconventional upbringing in a commune on the south side of Dublin. She discusses her decision to leave Ireland for London after discovering she was pregnant, and contemplates the joys and challenges of becoming a mother at a young age, far from home and in difficult economic circumstances. This interview also highlights how Strong’s relationship with her mother, as well as with the maternal more generally, has found expression in her visual art and, more recently, in her film and poetry.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: exile; Irish poetry; maternal art; migration; motherhood; short film;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 11482
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09574042.2018.1425538
    Depositing User: Valerie Heffernan
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 14:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Women: A Cultural Review
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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