Bland Rooney marks the death of the Irish novel

It could be argued that Sally Rooney is the greatest Irish writer after Joyce and Beckett and the only writer we have produced who deserves to be called her equal. In fact, one could argue that the three books she’s published so far – a series of smart, sober stories about smart, sober young people struggling with the concept of love while complex power dynamics rumble in the background – are the logical conclusion of representing the Irish novel as such.

If tradition dies with Rooney, it will be death from fatigue. A typical description of Dublin found early in her latest work, beautiful world, where are youshows where we stand: Bland Rooney marks the death of the Irish novel

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