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Mahon, Derek 1941-

Overview
Works: 225 works in 469 publications in 4 languages and 8,944 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Dedicatee, Translator, Collaborator
Classifications: PR6063.A34, 821.914
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Most widely held works by Derek Mahon
Selected poems by Derek Mahon ( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems, 1962-1978 by Derek Mahon ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hunt by night by Derek Mahon ( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mahon is always poised, but his poise is that of a man balanced on the edge of the abyss. What gives Mahon's work its secret weight is absence, the hollow heavy ache of all that is not there: happiness, love, family, the cherished place, whatever. -- John Banville, The New York Review of Books. Derek Mahon has one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary poetry, Irish or otherwise. He is a witty Romantic, a Belfast Keats with a Popean sting. Mahon can be tragic, but he's never gloomy. -- Brendan Kennelly, The Irish Times
Night-crossing by Derek Mahon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Philippe Jaccottet ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected poems by Derek Mahon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together, in updated form, the poems the author "wishes to preserve" from the work of forty years
The snow party by Derek Mahon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derek Mahon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Journalism : selected prose 1970-1995 by Derek Mahon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derek Mahon, best known as a poet, worked as a freelance journalist for many years, and his first prose book brings together a selection of his feature articles, lectures and book reviews. Some of these, like the essays on MacNeice and Beckett, Brian Moore and J.G. Farrell, are seriously 'literary' in nature; while others, like the reports from Coleraine, Rome and Los Angeles, are more discursive and relaxed, if not downright mischievous
The yellow book by Derek Mahon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hudson letter by Derek Mahon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives by Derek Mahon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antarctica by Derek Mahon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyrano de Bergerac : a new version of Edmond Rostand's 'heroic comedy' by Derek Mahon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High time : a comedy in one act based on Molière's The school for husbands by Derek Mahon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bacchae : after Euripides by Derek Mahon ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harbour lights by Derek Mahon ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dylan Thomas : poems by Dylan Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Patrick MacDonogh ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chimeras : a version of Les chimères by Gérard de Nerval by Derek Mahon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (178)
Italian (4)
Albanian (1)
French (1)
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