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    Spenser's Trace

    Frawley, Oona (2008) Spenser's Trace. New hibernia review - Iris eireannach nua, 12 (1). pp. 9-18. ISSN 1092-3977

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    Raising his voice against the din, the postman says the weather is to worsen, that the winds will mount into a category that we in Ireland call “storm force.” Streams flow down the graveled driveway; spied even from the distance of the windows, the road is awash with small rivers floated with the detritus that is autumn, flukes and brown-orange leaves, yew needles blackened by rain.When, for a moment, the wind breathes in, I glimpse smoke against the gorsed and heathered hill that says our neighbors, here in the Wicklow mountains, are in and at the fire. And then the wind resumes. I almost wait for the power to cut out, lines clipped by branches broken or snagged: I have filled kettle, water jug, a pot, knowing that if it cuts out our pump will cut out too, and the well, not dry, will seem so. And so these slight preparations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Spenser's Trace;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
    Item ID: 4660
    Depositing User: Oona Frawley
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 15:39
    Journal or Publication Title: New hibernia review - Iris eireannach nua
    Publisher: University of St. Thomas (Center for Irish Studies)
    Refereed: Yes

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