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High Ground

John McGahern

High Ground by John McGahern is a collection of short stories set in ordinary places, yet reflecting the whole of Ireland’s changing within a generation, propelled from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571225699
Date Published
05.11.2009
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Summary

The stories in High Ground are set in ordinary places, in the streets and suburbs and dancehalls of Dublin, the small towns and fields of the midlands, the big houses of the beleaguered Anglo-Irish in the aftermath of their ascendancy, the whole changing country propelled in a generation from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.

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Born in 1934, John McGahern was the eldest of seven children, raised on a farm in the West of Ireland. The son of a Garda sergeant who had served as an IRA volunteer in the Irish War of Independence, he was devastated by his mother’s death when he was nine. An outstanding student, McGahern studied at University College Dublin and…

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