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Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern

Author: Denis Sampson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©1993.
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This first book-length study of the fiction of John McGahern traces his development as an artist by providing a detailed reading of each of his five novels and three collections of stories. In The Barracks (1963) and The Dark (1965), McGahern's unapologetic eye for shocking truths and his scrupulous preoccupation with style and form made comparisons to the young James Joyce commonplace. The mantle of "silence, exile
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Sampson, Denis, 1948-
Outstaring nature's eye.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c1993
(OCoLC)622862777
Named Person: John McGahern; John McGahern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Sampson
ISBN: 0813207665 9780813207667
OCLC Number: 26218968
Description: xvii, 267 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Identity of the Artist --
1. The Barracks: Suffering, Memory, and Vision --
2. The Dark: Choice and Chance --
3. Nightlines: Repetition of a Life in the Shape of a Story --
4. The Leavetaking: Memory Becoming Imagination --
5. The Pornographer: The Writing on the Wall --
6. Getting Through: Imperfection in a Mirror of Perfection --
7. High Ground: The Natural Process of Living --
8. Amongst Women: The Troubles and the Living Stream.
Responsibility: Denis Sampson.
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