A fictional imagining of the gentle but troubled zealot William Cowper best known as a precursor to Romantics such as Wordsworth and Burns Brian Lynch s The Winner of Sorrow brings to life the mind and times of an eighteenth-century poet. Intense and exhilarating, this is literary fiction at its finest the reader will be hard-pressed not to rush ahead to see what happens next. Yet you ll want to savor every word as Lynch traces Cowper s tragic descent into madness, which is presented matter-of-factly so that the novel is ...

The Winner of Sorrow 2009, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564785213

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The Winner of Sorrow 2006, New Island Books, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9781905494255

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The Winner of Sorrow 2005, New Island,

ISBN-13: 9781904301806

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