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Memoir.

McGahern, John.

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ISBN 10: 0571228100 / ISBN 13: 9780571228102
Editorial: London: Faber & Faber, 2005
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First edition. 8vo. pp271. Mint in similar dustwrapper. N° de ref. de la librería 12936

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Título: Memoir.

Editorial: London: Faber & Faber

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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'Ireland's greatest living novelist.' Observer --This text refers to the Paperback edition. 'Ireland's greatest living novelist.' ObserverAn intense and haunted memoir of childhood love and loss. John McGahern's mother died young, of cancer - leaving him in the charge of his father, a police sergeant trapped in a rural station where nothing ever happened, during the war years when Ireland was cut off from the outside world. At the heart of the book, rendered in exquisite detail, are McGahern's memories of his mother and of the pleasures and beauties of the landscape in the harsh, poor environment of County Leitrim. There is an unbearably moving portrait of his mother's drawn-out illness, of her approach to death, and of his own grief. If the book is a moving re-enactment of filial love, it is also an account of the suffocating relationship between a father and his son. The sergeant was a secretive, brutal and mercurial man. In response, the young John McGahern found his way to books and the life of the mind, and a dream that he could himself write books in which language and feeling mattered as much as the mere form of the tale. A classic family story, told with exceptional restraint and tenderness, John McGahern's first work of non-fiction cannot fail to move all those who read it.

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'Ireland's greatest living novelist.' Observer


An intense and haunted memoir of childhood love and loss.


John McGahern's mother died young, of cancer - leaving him in the charge of his father, a police sergeant trapped in a rural station where nothing ever happened, during the war years when Ireland was cut off from the outside world.


At the heart of the book, rendered in exquisite detail, are McGahern's memories of his mother and of the pleasures and beauties of the landscape in the harsh, poor environment of County Leitrim. There is an unbearably moving portrait of his mother's drawn-out illness, of her approach to death, and of his own grief. If the book is a moving re-enactment of filial love, it is also an account of the suffocating relationship between a father and his son. The sergeant was a secretive, brutal and mercurial man. In response, the young John McGahern found his way to books and the life of the mind, and a dream that he could himself write books in which language and feeling mattered as much as the mere form of the tale.


A classic family story, told with exceptional restraint and tenderness, John McGahern's first work of non-fiction cannot fail to move all those who read it.

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