RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 227812254 LA English T1 Reading Colm Tóibín A1 Delaney, Paul,, O'Toole, Fintan,, PB Liffey Press PP Dublin YR 2008 SN 9781905785414 1905785410 AB Colm Tóibín is a critically acclaimed, internationally lauded, and extremely popular writer who has written successfully across a variety of forms over the past twenty years. However, for all of his acclaim, there is an extraordinary dearth of criticism on this prominent Irish writer. To date no full-length studies of Tóibín's work have been published in Ireland or overseas, and only a few short essays have appeared in specialist academic journals and generla surveys of recent Irish literature. This collection ... provides an illuminating exploration of many of the themes and concerns which have engaged Tóibín ever since the publication of his first book, Walking along the border (1987) ... The book also includes a lengthy interview of Tóibín conducted by his former Magill associate, Fintan O'Toole.--From publisher description.