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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: In Her Own Image, Eavan Boland

12 February 2016

In Her Own Image, by Eavan Boland, 1980

This week's Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is In Her Own Image, by poet Eavan Boland.

'It was her fifth book, In Her Own Image, that fully announced Boland’s importance. It defined her territory as one that embraced both the fine grain of female bodily reality – domestic violence, anorexia, infanticide, mastectomy, bodily functions from menstruation to masturbation – and the distorted reflections of that experience in the “myths . . . made by men”.'

Read the full article here.

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