These Collected Stories of John McGahern can surely only reaffirm McGahern’s status as ‘Ireland’s greatest living novelist’ (the Observer), and extend his claims into the territory of the short story.
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This remarkable volume brings together all of John McGahern’s short fiction, fully revised, in a definitive text. McGahern has long been recognized as a contemporary master of the short story; The Collected Stories confirms his reputation as Ireland’s leading prose writer.
Gentle, lyrical, an amorist of language, a natural historian of the soul.
Exquisite short stories . . . Here is a Dublin of tatty dancehalls and uneasy courtships, of kisses in damp doorways and unfulfilled hungerings . . . Writing of extraordinary beauty.
One of the greatest writers of our era.
The Collected Stories of John McGahern, one of Ireland's finest writers, seem to span every human experience.
He writes with authority and gravity, and with an instinct for the most appropriate detail.
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