WorldCat Identities

Mahon, Derek 1941-

Overview
Works: 242 works in 562 publications in 3 languages and 11,266 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, wpr, Translator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6063.A34, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Derek Mahon
Selected poems by Derek Mahon( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1962-1978 by Derek Mahon( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunt by night by Derek Mahon( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 428 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 )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snow party by Derek Mahon( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Derek Mahon( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 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 yellow book by Derek Mahon( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism : selected prose 1970-1995 by Derek Mahon( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 263 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
Derek Mahon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 258 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
The Hudson letter by Derek Mahon( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives by Derek Mahon( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antarctica by Derek Mahon( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae : after Euripides by Derek Mahon( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 137 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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chimeras by Gérard de Nerval( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harbour lights by Derek Mahon( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Patrick MacDonogh( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for wives : a play in two acts after Molière by Derek Mahon( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on Earth by Derek Mahon( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Life on Earth' is a collection of poetry by Derek Mahon
 
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Collected poems
Alternative Names
Derek Mahon Brits scenarioschrijver

Derek Mahon nordirischer Dichter

Derek Mahon poeta anglo-irlandese

Derek Mahon północnoirlandzki poeta

Махун, Дерек

Languages
English (228)

Italian (4)

French (1)

Covers
Collected poemsThe yellow bookJournalism : selected prose 1970-1995The Hudson letterThe Bacchae : after EuripidesCyrano de Bergerac : a new version of Edmond Rostand's 'heroic comedy'Harbour lightsPoemsLife on Earth