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This is the story of John McGahern's childhood; of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and his own discovery of literature and his ambition to become a writer. At the heart of the book is an unembarrassed homage by a loving son to a woman who protected him and his sisters from his father's unpredictable moods.
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John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. He is a graduate of University College, Dublin. He has worked as a Primary School teacher and has held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America.$$$In the opinion of the Observer, John McGahern is 'Ireland's greatest living novelist'. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etrangere Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women, which has won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four-part BBC television series. His work has appeared in anthologies and has been translated into many languages.$$$John McGahern lives in County Leitrim, Ireland.
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Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN 13: 9780571228102. Author: John McGahern ISBN 10: 0571228100.
How can I surpass Hilary Mantell, who has described John McGahern as the best irish writer of the 20th century? His last book, his autobiography of his childhood years, is superbly written, deeply sensitive and evocative of a social life and landscape that he knew so well, yet is not on the normal tourist agendas. McGahern himself read extracts from Memoir on Radio Four's Book of the Week only a short time before he died: one of the most moving books that programme has ever recorded. By all means read his novels, many of which have autobiographical aspects and tell much about his parents and his many younger siblings, but be sure to make Memoir a MUST - you will not regret it.
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