Two Days in Aragon by M.J. Farrell

Two Days in Aragon by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane). 1985 Virago Modern Classics edition (c/r 1941), 256 pages. According to her obituary in the Independent: 

"Molly Keane had an unusual place in contemporary literature, in writing very good plays and novels under two entirely separate identities at different times of her life. She was a leading playwright in the 1930s ... and she was an interesting novelist. But all the time she wrote under the pseudonym of "M.J. Farrell" and few outside her close circle knew who she really was. Then personal tragedy intervened, she stopped writing and it was many years until, in 1981, the novel Good Behaviour was published under her own name, caused a sensation and just missed the Booker Prize. She became a celebrity both in Britain and in her home- country, Ireland." Two Days skewers the dignified gentry and exposes their fragility.

Condition: Good used copy. Price sticker on back cover.

"But she never projected herself from one moment to the next , from one day to another, because she had no imagination."

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