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Author: Derek Mahon
Publisher: Oldcastle, Ireland : Gallery Press, 2012.
Series: Gallery books (Loughcrew, Ireland)
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Derek Mahon, best known as a poet, has also published a considerable body of prose. Previous work in this line, much of it journalism (feature articles, book reviews), appeared in Journalism (Gallery, 1996) and some is reprinted here, often in extended form; but most is new.?Critical' essays? on Swift, Coleridge, Yeats and Dylan Thomas among others? take pride of place, while autobiographical excursions??Huts and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mahon, Derek, 1941-
Selected prose.
Oldcastle, Ireland : Gallery Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012397567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Mahon
ISBN: 1852355557 9781852355555
OCLC Number: 903610948
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).
Contents: Cover; Praise for Selected Prose; Title Page; Contents; Dedication; Author's Note; Huts and Sheds; The Poetry Nonsense: A Docudrama; Dark of the Moon; The Theatre of the World; The Road to Highgate; Yeats and the Lights of Dublin; Ghosts in the Sunlight; Bridging the Gap; Bowen on the Box; Wind and Limb; Sad Wings; An Open Secret; The Strings are False; MacNeice, 'the War' and the BBC; Human Resources; Olivia Manning; Dying to Get Home; Prospects of the Sea; Whale and Pelican; Paws; The Sadness Lurks So Deep; Against the Snow; A Given World; An Unflinching Gaze; Gin and Cloud. Life as Story ToldWild Bunches; J.G. Farrell; Everything for Keeps; A House Remembers; If Only; War and Peace; The Coleraine Triangle; Dublin in the Sixties; A Ghostly Rumble among the Drums; Icarus in the Ignorance Age; Anne Madden: A Retrospective; The Mystery Intact; The Pied Piper; Going the Distance; Indian Ink; About the Author; Also by Derek Mahon; Copyright; Back Cover.
Series Title: Gallery books (Loughcrew, Ireland)
Other Titles: Prose works.
Responsibility: Derek Mahon.

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Derek Mahon, best known as a poet, has also published a considerable body of prose. Previous work in this line, much of it journalism (feature articles, book reviews), appeared in Journalism (Gallery, 1996) and some is reprinted here, often in extended form; but most is new.?Critical' essays? on Swift, Coleridge, Yeats and Dylan Thomas among others? take pride of place, while autobiographical excursions??Huts and Sheds',?The Poetry Nonsense',?Bowen on the Box',?Indian Ink'? add an intriguing new dimension. This fascinating and entertaining selection throws fresh light on the wor.

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