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Higgins, Aidan 1927-2015

Works: 63 works in 291 publications in 9 languages and 5,494 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Portraits  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Romance films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6058.I34, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aidan Higgins
Langrishe, go down; a novel by Aidan Higgins( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Langrishe, Go Down traces the fall of the Langrishes - a once wealthy, highly respected Irish family - through the lives of their four daughters, especially the youngest, Imogen, whose love affair with a self-centered German scholar resonates throughout the book. Their relationship, told in erotic and occasionally melancholic prose, comes to represent not only the invasion and decline of this insular family, but the decline of Ireland and Western Europe as a whole in the years preceding World War II."--Jacket
Balcony of Europe; a novel by Aidan Higgins( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flotsam & jetsam by Aidan Higgins( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fiction and prose by award-winning Irish author Aidan Higgins
Bornholm night-ferry : a novel by Aidan Higgins( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the five years of their adulterous love affair, Finn Fitzgerald and Elin Marstrander spend only 47 days and nights together. At each of their too few meetings--in Spain or London, or on the tiny island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, which serves as their last refuge--they try to conjure a reality that will merge with the passion of the letters they exchange in between. Out of their long periods of separation bursts an erotic, jealous, and intense world of longing and regret. Elin, a Danish poet, and Fitz, an Irish novelist, write, often within the same line, both beautiful descriptions of their love and evocative jabs of cruelty. In the whirling world of their letters they attempt to create a haven of the imagination, an "opposite land," where they can enjoy their love in a calm they cannot find in their daily lives. But as reality--their lovers and their children; their failures and regrets--seeps in, their relationship inevitably crumbles: The dream ends
Scenes from a receding past by Aidan Higgins( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta intensa novela de aprendizaje reconstruye la niñez, adolescencia y primera edad adulta de Dan Ruttle (trasunto del propio autor) a partir de varias escenas de su vida en Irlanda, su paso por una escuela catolica, la enfermedad de su hermano y su pasion por Olivia. La primera mitad del libro se desarrolla en la localidad natal de Dan, quien nos recuerda al Stephen Dedalus del Retrato del artista adolescente de Joyce por su relacion de amor-odio con Irlanda y por algunas de las sugerentes propuestas estilisticas aqui desarrolladas. Las angustias de la adolescencia y la iniciacion al sexo, el amor colectivo a los deportes y las relaciones familiares, el miedo y las fantasias de todo tipo, el omni-presente paisaje irlandes En estas paginas, los fogonazos del presente y del pasado se entretejen con un lenguaje poetico y una prosa de alto voltaje literario; y Higgins, que no teme sacar a la luz algunos de sus secretos familiares mas intimos, dibuja tambien su pais, justo antes, durante y despues de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Darkling plain : (texts for the air) by Aidan Higgins( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Boomtown, Texas, USA -- Discords of good humour -- Assassin -- The tomb of dreams -- Zoo station -- Vanishing heroes -- Winter is coming -- Texts for the air? -- Uncontrollable laughter -- Clouding over
Samuel Beckett : photographs by John Minihan( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minihan's photographs take a rare and intimate look into the life of this intensely private person. Beckett is seen at work directing several of his plays and relaxing in the cafes he loved; he is seen alone and with friends. Writing with wit and affection, Aidan Higgins says in his introduction: "Despite his frigid bearing and frosty mien, there was something warm and endearing about him
Felo de se by Aidan Higgins( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in 6 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windy arbours by Aidan Higgins( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lions of the Grunewald by Aidan Higgins( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helsingør Station & other departures : fictions and autobiographies 1956-1989 by Aidan Higgins( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langrishe, go down( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s Dublin, German scholar Otto Peck plunges into a torrid love affair with Imogen Langrishe, a fading flower of the English noble class living in a decadent family plantation with her sisters
Asylum, and other stories by Aidan Higgins( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronda Gorge & other precipices : travel writing 1956-1989 by Aidan Higgins( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Century of short stories( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killachter meadow; [six stories] by Aidan Higgins( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole hog : a sequel to Donkey's years and Dog days by Aidan Higgins( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colossal Gongorr and the turkes of Mars by Carl Higgins( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ma chienne d'Irlande : souvenirs d'une vie sous forme d'histoire racontée by Aidan Higgins( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Flotsam & jetsam
Alternative Names
Aidan Higgins Irish novelist

Aidan Higgins irländsk författare

Aidan Higgins irsk skribent

Aidan Higgins schrijver uit Ierland (1927-2015)

Higgins, Aidan Charles

Higgins Aidan Charles 1927-....

English (210)

German (15)

French (12)

Danish (7)

Dutch (5)

Italian (4)

Spanish (3)

Finnish (2)

Norwegian (1)

Balcony of Europe; a novelFlotsam & jetsamBornholm night-ferry : a novelScenes from a receding pastDarkling plain : (texts for the air)Samuel Beckett : photographsWindy arboursLions of the GrunewaldThe whole hog : a sequel to Donkey's years and Dog days