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  • Author:
    John McGahern
  • ISBN:
    0140177086
  • ISBN13:
    978-0140177084
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  • Publisher:
    Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 1993)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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    4.1
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Those who have called John McGahern a modern Chekhov are struck by his ability to transform commonplace experiences into moments of epiphany.

Those who have called John McGahern a modern Chekhov are struck by his ability to transform commonplace experiences into moments of epiphany.

ACCLAIM FOR John McGahern’s The Collected Stories McGahern may well be Ireland’s finest living fiction . The Collected Stories.

ACCLAIM FOR John McGahern’s The Collected Stories McGahern may well be Ireland’s finest living fiction writer. His stories are well-wrought acts of the imagination that fill the heady. John McGahern is the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories. His novel Amongst Women won the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, and was made into a four-part BBC television series.

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The book is a close reflection on McGahern's own experiences of being dismissed from his teaching post in the early 1960s for much the same reasons as Patrick Moran as well as the scandal caused by his second book, The Dark, with many sexual references. The Collected Stories (1992), includes the three previous volumes of short stories (some of the stories appear in a slightly different form) and two additional stories – 'The Creamery Manager' and 'The Country Funeral'. The former first appeared in Krina (1989).

This year he must move the pit to higher ground

He stuck the fork in the ground and in exasperation went over to the barbed wire. The strands were loose. A small alder shoot sprouted from one of the posts. He walked up the potato furrows, the dried stalks dead and grey in the ridges. This year he must move the pit to higher ground. Last winter the rats had come up from the lake - but why had she not called him? Had she no care?

In High Ground, John McGahern displays all of his acclaimed mastery, and both deepens and extends the world of his generous . John McGahern was the author of five highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories.

In High Ground, John McGahern displays all of his acclaimed mastery, and both deepens and extends the world of his generous imagination. Also by John McGahern. See all books by John McGahern. His novel Amongst Women won the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, and was made int. ore about John McGahern. Category: Literary Fiction

The stories in High Ground are set in ordinary places, in the streets and suburbs and dancehalls of Dublin, the small towns and fields of the midlands, the big houses of the beleaguered Anglo-Irish in the aftermath of their ascendancy, the whole changing country propelled in a generation from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.

The stories in High Ground are set in ordinary places, in the streets and suburbs and dancehalls of Dublin, the small towns and fields of the midlands, the big houses of. .Additional Product Features. Place of Publication.

The stories in High Ground are set in ordinary places, in the streets and suburbs and dancehalls of Dublin, the small towns and fields of the midlands, the big houses of the beleaguered Anglo-Irish in the aftermath of their ascendancy, and the whole changing country propelled in a generation from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.

Those who have called John McGahern a modern Chekhov are struck by his ability to transform commonplace experiences into moments of epiphany. In “Parachutes,” the narrator reels in the aftermath of a breakup with the woman he loves; “Oldfashioned” isthe story of Johnny, a country boy oddly drawn to the elderly English couple for whom he represents the son they lost in the War; and in “Eddie Mac” and “The Conversion of William Kirkwood,” a wealthy family and its hired help learn that the relationship of master and servant is the most enduring relationship of all.

In High Ground, John McGahern displays all of his acclaimed mastery, and both deepens and extends the world of his generous imagination.


Purestone
One of the great original writers of our time. McGahern's stories (and novels, especially his last) are written in granite that glows in the dark.
I_LOVE_228
I didn't enjoy any of these stories. They are very Irish.