Posted on May 29, 2012 | Comments 0
Some of Tighe’s poems were published by her family after her death but many of her poems and the novel Selena were not printed. “Her family published the poems that presented her as the most proper, spiritual, and religious person,” Linkin reports. “They left out poetry about passion.”
In 1996, Professor Linkin received a grant from New Mexico State University to travel to Dublin to conduct research on Tighe. There she found a 2,500-word manuscript written in Old English and containing words from six different languages. Professor Linkin spent six years transcribing and editing the manuscript to produce the novel that is being debuted this week by Ashgate Publishing.
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