This title includes stories by one of the outstanding Irish writers of today, author of "Nightlines", "The Barracks", "The Dark", "The Leavetaking", "The Pornographer", "High Ground", "Amongst Women" (nominated for the Booker Prize in 1990) and "That They May Face the Rising Sun".This title includes stories by one of the outstanding Irish writers of today, author of "Nightlines", "The Barracks", "The Dark", "The Leavetaking", "The Pornographer", "High Ground", "Amongst Women" (nominated for the Booker Prize in 1990) and "That They May Face the Rising Sun".Read Less
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New. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. The author's second volume of short stories. Born in Dublin, McGahern spent his childhood in the parish of Aughawillan near Ballinamore county Leitrim until his mother, who was the local primary school teacher, died. He was educated by the Presentation Brothers. The family then moved to Cootehall, county Roscommon to live with their father who was a Garda sergeant in the village. After graduating from University College Dublin, he began his career as a schoolteacher at Scoil Eoin Báiste (Belgrove) primary school in Clontarf where, for a period, he taught the eminent academic Declan Kiberd before turning to writing full-time. McGahern's novel The Dark was banned in Ireland for its alleged pornographic content and implied clerical sexual abuse. In the controversy over this he was forced to resign his teaching post. He subsequently moved to England where he worked in a variety of jobs before returning to Ireland to live and work on a small farm in Fenagh in County Leitrim, located halfway between Ballinamore and Mohill. He died from cancer in the Mater Hospital in Dublin on March 30, 2006, aged 71. An unread copy.
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