Lord Dunsany. The Curse of the Wise Woman. Long galley proofs, marked by the author for corrections. Published by William Heinemann, 1933.
Dunsany’s evocative and highly autobiographical novel of Ireland in the late 1880s. A supernatural and an ecological tale: the wise woman who lives at the edge of the red bog resists the Peat Syndicate’s plans to mine the bog.
And in the first three chapters, the narrator, an exile living in a Balkan city, uses the words silence, exile, and cunning, from which one might infer that Dunsany was not unaware of James Joyce.