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McGahern, John 1934-2006

Works: 108 works in 712 publications in 13 languages and 16,608 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Television mini-series  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR6063.A2176, 823.914
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The collected stories by John McGahern( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 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 )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Regan, after years of freedom - and loneliness - marries into the enclosed Irish village of her upbringing. The children are not her own, and her husband is straining against his job in the police force. Moving between tragedy and savage comedy, desperation and joy, this is a novel of haunting power
The dark by John McGahern( Book )

72 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Restif de La Bretonne( Book )

61 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 841 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 )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Catholic schoolteacher has returned to Ireland after a year's sabbatical in London where he married a divorcee - as a result he now faces dismissal by the school authorities. Moving from the earliest memories of the couple, the novel recreates their breaking of the shackles of guilt into the acceptance of a fulfilling love
High ground by John McGahern( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 670 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 )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen met als thema de mens die gedesillusioneerd is door te hoge verwachtingen
Nightlines; stories by John McGahern( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and French and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoner by John Williams( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. "Stoner" tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured
The power of darkness by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amongst women( Visual )

2 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir by John McGahern( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 135 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 71 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à son fils, le poète W.B. Yeats, et à d'autres correspondants : 1898-1922 by John Butler Yeats( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McGahern at NUI Galway : a commemorative publication celebrating the John McGahern Archive at National University of Ireland, Galway( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moran tra le donne by John McGahern( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love of the world : essays by John McGahern( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together all of McGahern's surviving essays, reviews and speeches. In them his canon of great writers - Tolstoy, Chekhov, James, Proust and Joyce - is cited many times, with deep and subtle appreciation
All will be well : a memoir by John McGahern( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a revealing and poignant memoir of growing up in Ireland with a violent father and selfless mother as the eldest of seven children, the early death of his mother and the strong influence of his mother's love on his life, his career as a writer, and the impact of the landscape of his youth on both his life and work
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The collected stories
Alternative Names
John McGahern irischer Schriftsteller

John McGahern romanschrijver uit Ierland (1934-2006)

John McGahern Writer

Mac Gahern, John

Mac Gahern John 1934-2006

MacGahern, John

MacGahern John 1934-2006

Mc Gahern, John

Mc Gahern John 1934-2006

McGahern, John


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The barracksThe darkThe pornographerThe leavetakingHigh groundGetting throughStonerThe power of darkness