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Essays on John McGahern : assessing a literary legacy

Author: Derek Hand; Eamon Maher
Publisher: Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 2019. ©2019
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This collection of essays, written by many of the foremost McGahern scholars, provides solid reasons for why the Leitrim writer has assumed canonical status since his premature death in 2006, an event which sparked something akin to a period of national mourning in Ireland. The reason why so many people felt his loss so keenly is probably due to the fact that McGahern's attention to detail, his feel for landscape,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Essays on John McGahern.
Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1097073983
Named Person: John McGahern; John McGahern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hand; Eamon Maher
ISBN: 1782053298 9781782053293
OCLC Number: 1080894081
Description: xvii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword : John McGahern: impossible things / Declan Kiberd --
Introduction / Derek Hand and Eamon Maher --
Section 1. Mapping literary strategies --
John McGahern and 'Irish writing' : from The dark to amongst women / Denis Sampson --
'Not even a shadow of violence' : undead history in John McGahern's Anglo-Irish stories / Richard Robinson --
Love and Desire in John McGahern's Fiction : Searching for 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' / Sylvie Mikowski --
Evening in Cootehall : reading John McGahern's late style / Eamonn Wall --
A child is being beaten : anatomy of reaction to the dark / Niamh Campbell --
Section 2. Images of place and the role of memory --
Ecology, time and scale in That they may face the rising sun and Memoir / Eóin Flannery --
'The purity of feeling [...] [of] the remembered "I"' : remembrance, atonement and celebration in John McGahern's The Leavetaking / Claudia Luppino --
'The sky above us' : John McGahern, 'the image' and Paul Butler's photographs of County Leitrim / Anne Goarzin --
A Dub in Leitrim : McGahern as seen through the camera lens / Paul Butler --
Section 3. Friendship, anger and sexual repression --
'My sweet guide' : Friends and friendship in the fiction of John McGahern / Máire Doyle --
McGahern's rages / Joe Cleary --
Sins of the flesh : problematic sexuality in McGahern and François Mauriac / Eamon Maher --
Afterword : from out of The dark: John McGahern and truth / Donal Ryan.
Responsibility: Derek Hand & Eamon Maher [editors].

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