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McGahern, John 1934-2006

Overview
Works: 166 works in 910 publications in 15 languages and 17,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Biographies  Novels  Autobiographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Other, Creator, win
Classifications: PR6063.A2176, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John McGahern
By the lake : a novel by John McGahern( Book )

56 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,699 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 )

80 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Moran is an old Irish Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerrilla leader in the Irish War of Independence. Moran is till fighting--with his family, his friends, and even himself--in this haunting testimony to the enduring qualities of the human spirit
The collected stories by John McGahern( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 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 )

79 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 900 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 )

68 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dark, widely acclaimed, yet infamously banned, is John McGahern's sensitive, perceptive, and beautifully written portrayal of a young man's coming-of-age in rural Ireland. Imaginative and introverted, the boy is successful in school, but bitterly confused by the guilt-inducing questions he endures from the priests who should be his venerated guides. His relationship with his bullying, bigoted, widowed father is similarly conflicted - touched with both deep love and carefully suppressed hatred. When he must leave home to further his education, their relationship is drawn to an emotional climax that teaches both father and son some of the most intricate truths about manhood
The pornographer by John McGahern( Book )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schrijver van pornografische teksten bemerkt dat de wereld die hij schept niet in overeenstemming is met de werkelijkheid
The leavetaking by John McGahern( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Leavetaking, McGahern presents a crucial, cathartic day in the life of a young Catholic schoolteacher who, along with his new wife, returns to Ireland after a year's sabbatical in London. Moving from the earliest memories of both characters into the present day, The Leavetaking recounts the couple's struggle to overcome the suffocating influence of the church in order to find happiness in a fulfilling adult love
High ground by John McGahern( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 645 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 )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 373 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
Nightlines by John McGahern( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightlines; stories by John McGahern( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of darkness by John McGahern( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creatures of the earth : new and selected stories by John McGahern( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 161 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
Amongst women( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 152 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
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barndoms- og ungdomserindringer af den irske forfatter John McGahern f. 1934
The Rockingham shoot and other dramatic writings by John McGahern( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinclair'; 'The Sisters'; 'Swallows'; 'The Rockingham Shoot';' The Power of Darkness'.0John McGahern, the leading Irish novelist of his generation, wrote a substantial number of compelling scripts for radio and television. This volume brings together five of his produced works, at the heart of which sits the previously unpublished 'The Rockingham Shoot', a dark and powerful play for television that concerns a Nationalist teacher whose attempt to prevent his pupils beating at a pheasant shoot held in honour of the British Ambassador leads to a shockingly violent incident. Collectively, these dramatic works offer an evocative and often stark account of a deeply troubled and divided nation
John Butler Yeats : letters to his son W.B. Yeats and others, 1869-1922 by John Butler Yeats( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 67 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

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

John McGahern romanschrijver uit Ierland (1934-2006)

John McGahern scríbhneoir

Mac Gahern, John

Mac Gahern John 1934-2006

Mac Gharen, John

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MacGahern John 1934-2006

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Mc Gahern John 1934-2006

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