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Durcan, Paul 1944-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 275 publications in 3 languages and 4,050 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6054.U72, 821.914
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Most widely held works by Paul Durcan
The Berlin Wall Café by Paul Durcan( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This should not be read in public places because you will laugh and you will cry and the people on the bus with you will think you are a loony. It's a terrific collection."-- Gillian Ryenolds, Critics Forum
A snail in my prime : new and selected poems by Paul Durcan( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1993, this contains the poet's own selection of his life's work
Greetings to our friends in Brazil : one hundred poems by Paul Durcan( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Paul Durcan’s most challenging and engaging collection of poems to date
The selected Paul Durcan by Paul Durcan( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daddy, daddy by Paul Durcan( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cries of an Irish caveman by Paul Durcan( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going home to Russia by Paul Durcan( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas day ; with, A goose in the frost by Paul Durcan( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy about women : poems by Paul Durcan( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Paul Durcan, inspired by paintings in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland
Give me your hand : poems by Paul Durcan( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra forsiden: Poems inspired by paintings in the National Gallery, London
O Westport in the light of Asia Minor by Paul Durcan( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and Angela : poems by Paul Durcan( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of life by Paul Durcan( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish poet Paul Durcan takes us around County Mayo, stopping off at Westport and Achill Island, where he declares himself to be "globally sad", but "locally glad". Next he travels east to Dublin to hold in his arms his newborn granddaughter and thence to Tuscany, Poland and Japan. Along the way he reflects upon parental pride, the aches and pains of old age, the trim bottoms of snooker players, the wisdom of ex-wives and dogs on Sandymount Strand. Is there an art of living or is life a work of art? This new collection is published for Durcan's sixtieth birthday
Jumping the train tracks with Angela by Paul Durcan( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa's Bar by Paul Durcan( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a dream : 40 years reading poems, 1967-2007 by Paul Durcan( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, Paul Durcan marks four decades of composing silently and reciting aloud with this collection which brings together the critically acclaimed poets own choice of his work from his first book, 'Endsville' (1967), to 'The Laughter of Mothers' (2007)
Praise in which I live and move and have my being by Paul Durcan( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pual Durcan's new collection finds Monsieur le Poète on the road in Paris, New York City, Chicago, Brisbane, and Achill Island, meditating on the sanctuary of home and what it mesn to be truly at home. ... Durcan ... contemnplates thye fall of thye Celtic Tiger, while railing against bankers and 'bonus boys.' There are poems of love lost and won, and poems in memory of friends and relatives who have passed on, but there is also joy to be found in the birth of a grandson, and there is praise, too, for the modest heroism of truckers, air-traffic controllers and nurses, those 'slim, sturdy buxom nourishers' of fallen mankind. If for [Jean-Paul] Sartre 'hell is other people', for Durcan 'heaven is other people, especially women.' "--Book jacket
Ark of the North by Paul Durcan( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet's chair : the first nine years of the Ireland Chair of Poetry by John Montague( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating nearly a decade of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, The Poet's Chair brings together public lectures given by the first three Professors of Poetry, John Montague, Nuala Nu Dhomnhail and Paul Durcan, during their time in tenure." "This collection highlights the intellectual strength and diversity of Ireland's poetic elite and affirms the reputation of the Ireland Chair of Poetry as a vibrant and flourishing arena for the best thinkers of the island."--Jacket
The days of surprise by Paul Durcan( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Durcan never imagined he would be clasped by a woman again, but life is full of surprises! After all, would it surprise you to learn that at the US Ambassador's Residence in Dublin his libido almost destroyed the Peace Process? There is a new Pope, too, a 'man of constant surprise', although in St Peter's Square Durcan encounters a monk wholly lacking in the Holy Spirit. Elsewhere he muses upon the 'pre-crucifixion scenario' of being prepared for surgery, the gift of a malacca cane, the joy of retail therapy, the horror that is wheel-clamping, the 'starry mystique' of the weather forecaster Jean Byrne, suicide, bird-watching, stammering, art, Mayo, New York City, New Zealand, murder in Syria and the commemoration of 1916. Perhaps the greatest surprise is the voice of the late Seamus Heaney coming down his chimney: 'Are you all right down there, Poet Durcan?' The Days of Surprise is proof that the great poet of contemporary Ireland is in fine fettle"--Jacket
 
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Greetings to our friends in Brazil : one hundred poems
Alternative Names
Durcan, Paul

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A snail in my prime : new and selected poemsGreetings to our friends in Brazil : one hundred poemsCries of an Irish cavemanChristmas day ; with, A goose in the frostO Westport in the light of Asia MinorThe art of lifeLife is a dream : 40 years reading poems, 1967-2007The poet's chair : the first nine years of the Ireland Chair of Poetry