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McGahern, John 1934-2006

Works: 159 works in 880 publications in 14 languages and 16,918 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  Biography  Novels  Autobiographies  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Honoree, Other, win, Creator
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 1,693 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 )

81 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,350 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 1,025 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 )

74 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 904 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 )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 851 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 )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 809 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 )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 756 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 )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 649 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 573 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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a midwestern farmer, William Stoner comes to the University of Missouri in 1910 to study agriculture. 'Stoner' tells of love and conflict, passion and responsibility against the backdrop of academic life in the early 20th century
Nightlines by John McGahern( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightlines; stories by John McGahern( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of darkness by John McGahern( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 172 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 158 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 153 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
Memoir by John McGahern( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barndoms- og ungdomserindringer af den irske forfatter John McGahern f. 1934
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

The Rockingham shoot and other dramatic writings by John McGahern( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 62 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
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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of twenty-five stories of childhood in Ireland is written by many celebrated Irish voices
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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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