Marginal Footnotes


John McGahern,
April 27, 2006, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Literary, Uncategorized

one of the greatest (Irish) writers of the last fifty years, died at the end of March.  That day was the day we discussed his novel, Amongst Women, in my course on Irish prose.  Having not heard about his death, we noted that he was probably the greatest living Irish novelist. 

He wrote a piece for Granta before he died.  In it, he examines autobiographically one of the major preoccupations of his fictions: the Church and its role in Irish society.  But this ostensibly provincial interest is, as is typical with McGahern, a spring-board for a larger discussion of the human condition. Check it out.       

–mpd

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