George O’Brien

George O’Brien is professor emeritus of English at Georgetown University.

Injurious Entanglements

Remembering William Trevor’s Anglo-Irish Stories

by George O’Brien | Friday, November 25, 2016

The Pursuit of Middle Heaven

Missives about sex, love, and the value of really good talk

by George O’Brien | Monday, February 29, 2016

The Joyful Music of Poetry

by George O’Brien | Monday, May 16, 2016

Ireland Revised

Where the Celtic Tiger came from, and where it has gone

by George O’Brien | Sunday, June 01, 2008

Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children

A novel of the spaces within

by George O’Brien | Monday, August 17, 2015


by George O’Brien | Monday, December 22, 2014

Priestly Powers

A comic writer’s critical eye

by George O’Brien | Thursday, September 05, 2013

Dean of Satire

A writer's many masks

by George O’Brien | Friday, December 06, 2013

Hearts With One Purpose

A revealing group portrait of Ireland’s motley crew of rebels

by George O’Brien | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Risky Journeys

A cautionary tale of quixotic ambition and heroic achievement

by George O’Brien | Friday, June 01, 2012