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Sampson, Denis 1948-

Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 836 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Classifications: PR6063.A2176, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Denis Sampson
Most widely held works by Denis Sampson
Outstaring nature's eye : the fiction of John McGahern by Denis Sampson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Denis Sampson here situates McGahern's fiction in the tradition of symbolic realism. McGahern's distinctive style is grounded in concrete images of place - the streets of Dublin and the Roscommon-Leitrim countryside, in particular. Images of personal darkness are associated with an acute analysis of the repressive and deadening effects of Irish social forces on individuals, but McGahern's sensitive portraits are illuminated by a resilient and unsentimental sense of self. Many of his novels and short stories interweave the story of one family's history through two generations, and in its epic confrontations, the reader discovers a moral account of post-colonial Ireland. Ultimately, McGahern unveils the elemental patterns of change which govern individual and social life
Young John McGahern : becoming a novelist by Denis Sampson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John McGahern was the most admired Irish novelist of the past fifty years. His accessible fiction won him a wide readership throughout Ireland, but the accomplishment of his craft ensured that he also became known as a writer's writer. He set his novels in places he knew intimately-Dublin, London, and the West of Ireland, where he grew up-and became known for the intimacy and honesty of his mapping of home truths of Irish life. His first novel, The Barracks, was widely hailed as a classic on publication in 1963, and his later work, including Amongst Women and That They May Face the Rising Sun, and, indeed, Memoir, is built on the stylistic foundation of that novel. The first ten years of McGahern's career were the crucial, for it was during this time that he became an artist."--Publisher's website
Brian Moore : the chameleon novelist by Denis Sampson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outstaring Nature's Eye a Citizen's Inquiry by Denis Sampson ( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This first book-length study of the fiction of John McGahern traces his development as an artist by providing a detailed reading of each of his five novels and three collection of stories
Special John McGahern issue ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
D.H. Lawrence's revision of E.M. Forster's fiction by Denis Sampson ( )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canadian journal of Irish studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.80 (from 0.00 for The Canadi ... to 1.00 for D.H. Lawre ...)
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