Love of the World by John McGahern is an enlightening collection of essays, reviews and speeches from one of Ireland's best loved writers. About the Author John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland.
The thickness of Love of the World, McGahern's collected non-fiction, seems surprising. McGahern published his books infrequently, sometimes leaving gaps of up to a decade between novels. As Clive James said of Larkin, it wasn't a torrent of creativity - just the best.
Here too is McGahern's account of the life and work of John Butler Yeats, an acute and moving rediscovery of the poet's father. 'Love of the World' also contains surprises like the pieces he wrote on his travels (to Morocco, Paris and the Newcastle Hippodrome), and haunting descriptions of his native Leitrim and the tense border region between Ireland North and South.
This volume, Love of the World, assembled fugitive essays, reviews and talks prepared by McGahern over forty years, almost the whole extent of his career, although so keen had he been to foreground only his fiction, to make his art stand apart from the circumstances of his life and other work, that these occasional pieces remained in the shadows.
Frances Byrnes writes: I first commissioned John McGahern to write a story for BBC Radio 4, which he called Love of the World. He accused me of making it read like a thriller, as we cut his.Learn More
McGahern is also considered a master of the Irish tradition of the short story. Several collections were published as well as Love of the World, a collection of non-fiction essays.Learn More
John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934. His father was a police officer and his mother a teacher. His mother died in 1945 and he and his sisters went to live with their father in police barracks. After attending teacher training college, he worked as a teacher, mainly in Dublin, while studying for a university degree.Learn More
Love of the World also contains surprises like the pieces he wrote on his travels (to Morocco, Paris and the Newcastle Hippodrome), as well as haunting descriptions of his native Leitrim and the tense border region between Ireland North and South. The essays have the same poise, wisdom and command of rhythm as the best of his fiction.Learn More
Essays on John McGahern: a living presence in the Irish conscience. However valuable these essays, we must remain in awe of the great, unique work on which they feast.Learn More
Love of the world: essays. (John McGahern) -- This volume brings together all of McGahern's surviving essays, reviews and speeches. In them his canon of great writers - Tolstoy, Chekhov, James, Proust and Joyce - is cited many times, with deep.Learn More
In 16 libraries. This volume brings together all of McGahern's surviving essays, reviews and speeches. In them his canon of great writers - Tolstoy, Chekhov, James, Proust and Joyce - is cited many times, with deep and subtle appreciation. McGahern, John, 1934-2006.; Novelists, Irish - 20th century - Biography.; Ireland - Social life and customs - 20th century.Learn More
John McGahern did not spread himself thinly as a writer. Nearly all of his creative energy went into what was central for him: the great novels and stories that are now part of the canon of Irish and world literature.Yet he spoke out when he felt.Learn More
A collection of studies of John McGahern’s major works as well as his lesser-known short stories, essays and unpublished archival materials which have not yet received due critical attention. They share an innovative approach to McGahern’s writings, challenging conventional readings of his fiction.Learn More
McGahern, John 1934- Irish short story writer, novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter. A controversial and provocative Irish literary figure, McGahern writes traditionally structured fiction in.Learn More
Author:John McGahern. Love of the World: Essays. Book Binding:Hardback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. See details - Love of the World: Essays by John McGahern Hardback Book The Fast Free Shipping. See all 2 pre-owned listings.Learn More
John McGahern has been the subject of a number of monographs in recent years, but this is the first essay collection dedicated to his work since the three volumes of NUI Galway’s The John.Learn More