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John McGahern : from the local to the universal

Author: Eamon Maher
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : Liffey Press, ©2003.
Series: Contemporary Irish writers and filmmakers.
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"In this comprehensive guide to the fiction of John McGahern, Eamon Maher argues that in his themes, scenes, scenarios and characters, which on the surface seem to originate from a limited source - the local - we can find genuine and profound portrayals of the entire scope of human experience - the universal. This is what makes McGahern's work so admirable and significant. But more than that, Maher looks at  Read more...
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Named Person: John McGahern; John McGahern; John McGahern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eamon Maher
ISBN: 1904148409 9781904148401
OCLC Number: 53870231
Description: xiv, 191 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
bleak provincial Ireland: the Barracks and the dark --
chapter 2 experiments with style: the leavetaking and the pornographer --
chapter 3 snapshots of existence: the collected stories --
chapter 4 swansong of rural Ireland: amongst women and that they may face the rising sun --
conclusion.
Series Title: Contemporary Irish writers and filmmakers.
Responsibility: Eamon Maher.

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"In this comprehensive guide to the fiction of John McGahern, Eamon Maher argues that in his themes, scenes, scenarios and characters, which on the surface seem to originate from a limited source - the local - we can find genuine and profound portrayals of the entire scope of human experience - the universal. This is what makes McGahern's work so admirable and significant. But more than that, Maher looks at McGahern's writing in the broader context of changes in Irish society over the course of the writer's career, and points to his moral courage in writing about difficult aspects of Irish society at a time when it was not so popular to do so."--BOOK JACKET.

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