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The collected stories

Author: John McGahern
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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John McGahern is widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest Irish writers at work today. Now, this collection gathers his complete stories in one volume for the first time. McGahern combines a spare, lyrically powerful language and a keen, unconventional perception of human behavior to render the most elemental and profound human drama from the ordinary moments of everyday life. Thirty-four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McGahern
ISBN: 0679419136 9780679419136
OCLC Number: 27448094
Description: 408 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Wheels --
Why we're here --
Coming into his kingdom --
Christmas --
Hearts of oak and bellies of brass --
Strandhill, the sea --
The key --
Korea --
Lavin --
My love, my umbrella --
Peaches --
The recruiting officer --
The beginning of an idea --
A slip-up --
All sorts of impossible things --
Faith, hope and charity --
The stoat --
The doorways --
The wine breath --
Along the edges --
Swallows --
Gold watch --
Parachutes --
A ballad --
Oldfashioned --
Like all other men --
Eddie Mac --
Crossing the line --
High ground --
Sierra Leone --
The conversion of William Kirkwood --
Bank holiday --
The creamery manager --
The country funeral.
Other Titles: Key.
Recruiting officer.
Beginning of an idea.
Slip-up.
Stoat.
Wine breath.
Ballad.
Conversion of William Kirkwood.
Creamery manager.
Country funeral.
Short stories
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John McGahern is widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest Irish writers at work today. Now, this collection gathers his complete stories in one volume for the first time. McGahern combines a spare, lyrically powerful language and a keen, unconventional perception of human behavior to render the most elemental and profound human drama from the ordinary moments of everyday life. Thirty-four superb stories, each imbued with a haunting, indelible emotional resonance. Together they reveal, more clearly than ever before, the exceptional gifts of this masterful writer.

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