Touchstones: John McGahern's Classical Style (Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup) (Paperback)

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Touchstones: John McGahern's Classical Style (Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup) (Paperback)

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Touchstones examines the ways in which John McGahern became a writer through his reading. This reading, it is shown, was both extensive and intensive, and tended towards immersion in the classics. As such, new insights are provided into McGahern's admiration and use of writers as diverse as
Dante Alighieri, William Blake, James Joyce, Albert Camus and several others. Evidence for these claims is found both through close reading of McGahern's published texts as well as unprecedented sleuthing in his extensive archive of papers held at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The
ultimate intention of the book is to draw attention to the very literary and writerly nature of McGahern as an artist, and to place him, not just as a great Irish writer, but as part of a long and venerable European tradition.
Frank Shovlin is Professor in Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool and the author of Journey Westward Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival (LUP, 2012)
Product Details ISBN: 9781800856622
ISBN-10: 1800856628
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 210
Language: English
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies Lup