This study guide will help you analyze the short story “At the Clinic” by Sally Rooney. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “At the Clinic” (2016)
Author: Sally Rooney
Genre: Short story
Sally Rooney (b. 1991) is an Irish writer. Her most famous works are the novels Normal People (2018) and Conversations with Friends (2017), both of which have been adapted into acclaimed television series. The short story “At the Clinic” was published in The White Review and represents the fictional debut of Marianne and Connell – the two main characters who would later appear in the novel Normal People.
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