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McGahern, John 1934-2006

Works: 131 works in 822 publications in 14 languages and 15,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Other, win
Classifications: PR6063.A2176, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John McGahern
By the lake : a novel by John McGahern( Book )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a village flirting with the more sophisticated trappings of modernity but steeped in the traditions of its unforgettable inhabitants and their lives."--Jacket
Amongst women by John McGahern( Book )

74 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moran is an old Republican, a veteran of the Irish Civil War. His old age, its rhythm and shape, is dominated by his three daughters. It is they who revive the custom of celebrating Monaghan Day and it through their lives that we discover the story of his life
The collected stories by John McGahern( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McGahern is widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the finest Irish writers at work today. Now, this collection gathers his complete stories in one volume for the first time. McGahern combines a spare, lyrically powerful language and a keen, unconventional perception of human behavior to render the most elemental and profound human drama from the ordinary moments of everyday life. Thirty-four superb stories, each imbued with a haunting, indelible emotional resonance. Together they reveal, more clearly than ever before, the exceptional gifts of this masterful writer
The barracks by John McGahern( Book )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Reegan, after years of freedom - and loneliness - marries into the enclosed Irish village of her upbringing. The children are not her own; her husband is straining to break free from the servile security of the police force; and her own life, threatened by illness, seems to be losing the last vestiges of its purpose."--Jacket
The dark by John McGahern( Book )

81 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Ireland, John McGahern's second novel is about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Against a background evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human situation, superficially very ordinary, but inwardly an agony of longing and despair
The pornographer by John McGahern( Book )

60 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael lever af at skrive pornografiske historier. Men da han møder en ældre kvinde, som forelsker sig i ham, slår hans erfaring ikke til
The leavetaking by John McGahern( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day, crucial and cathartic, in the life of a young Catholic schoolteacher who has returned to Ireland after a year's sabbatical in London, where he married an American divorcee. As a result he now faces certain dismissal by the school authorities. Moving from earliest memories of both the man and the woman, the novel recreates their breaking of the shackles of guilt and duty into acceptance of a fulfilling adult love
High ground by John McGahern( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix nouvelles dont l'unité de ton dépend de deux conjonctures: elles se passent toutes en Irlande, patrie de l'auteur et traitent chacune d'un échec entre les êtres humains. Recommandé
Getting through by John McGahern( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen met als thema de mens die gedesillusioneerd is door te hoge verwachtingen
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse boerenzoon die literatuurprofessor wordt, probeert de vele tegenslagen in zijn leven waardig te doorstaan
Nightlines by John McGahern( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightlines; stories by John McGahern( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of darkness by John McGahern( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amongst women( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1950s rural Ireland, this is the searingly truthful story of embittered ex-IRA soldier Michael Moran, a brutal, domineering patriarch. Widowed and desperate to keep his family together, he succeeds only in driving his children from him
Creatures of the earth : new and selected stories by John McGahern( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McGahern's short stories equal his finest novels, reflecting both the richness of the ordinary, and the extraordinary, in the lives of a variety of individuals: the jilted lover waiting with would-be writers in a Dublin pub on a summer evening; the bitter climax between a father and son as a marriage begins; the fortunes and misfortunes of the Kirkwood family; and many more." "For this revised edition completed shortly before his death, John McGahern edited and cut a number of stories from the Collected Stories that first appeared in 1992. This is the authorized edition of a modern classic."--BOOK JACKET
Memoir by John McGahern( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barndoms- og ungdomserindringer af den irske forfatter John McGahern f. 1934
J.B. Yeats letters to his son W.B. Yeats and others, 1869-1922 by John Butler Yeats( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les créatures de la terre et autres nouvelles by John McGahern( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Irish stories of childhood by Peter Haining( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of twenty-five stories of childhood in Ireland is written by many celebrated Irish voices
Lettres à son fils, le poète W.B. Yeats, et à d'autres correspondants : 1898-1922 by John Butler Yeats( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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By the lake : a novel
Amongst womenThe collected storiesThe barracksThe darkThe pornographerThe leavetakingHigh groundGetting through
Alternative Names
John McGahern irischer Schriftsteller

John McGahern romanschrijver uit Ierland (1934-2006)

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